Elementary Go Series – Volume 2 – 38 Basic Joseki – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. By Kiyoshi Kosugi and . 38 Basic Josekis lays out the 38 most commonly used joseki in go. It is broken down into seven chapters that discuss one type of joseki, from. 38 Basic Joseki has 79 ratings and 9 reviews. Aniket said: Poorly placed in the series. Players at the right level for In The Beginning and Tesuji probab.

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W1nterl0ng rated it liked it Jan 09, A Review of 38 Basic Josekis. Dec 22, Joy rated it liked it Shelves: Mark Gerads rated it it was amazing Nov 18, However, kyu-level players lack the ability and the confidence to play an influence-oriented game; instead of taking chances on positions in which the territorial boundaries are not clearly defined and are often wide open, they prefer to build iron-clad territories in the corners and on the sides.

The second chapter present a ‘sure-win strategy’ that Black can use in his handicap games to increase his chances of winning in a five-stone handicap game. Out of print for more than 20 years, this edition has been extensively revised and rewritten. A Review bazic 38 Basic Josekis Posted: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It does an excellent job explaining positions that Eidogo does not have.

Tue Mar 12, 6: Definitely more appropriate for advanced players who already have a very firm grasp of the game. I hope you have found this review helpful and that you will give 38 Basic Josekis a second 83.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s a good way to get some exposure to many of them. Paperbackpages. Jlseki believe this book has been unfairly left on the shelf by many amateur players for a variety of reasons.

By BenGoZen February 6, Thom Woosley rated it liked it May 15, The weaker player who reads this chapter will no doubt pick up useful tips for countering White’s strategies. I think a certain kind of hard working mentality can work doggedly josrki the book and that such an approach pays huge dividends.

Compared to the other volume, this book gives quite good explanation for simple joseki. Most of what I learned I did learn from my own thinking about meanings of moves and groups.

Book Review: 38 Basic Joseki

What I have done for the past 38 days is that everyday I would complete one section, one joseki. Dec 28, cook added it Shelves: A player who is willing to study the variations and commentary in this book will be able to apply those principles even when the s I skimmed this at 12 kyu, because a player of that level really should not be trying to memorize joseki. I found it very dry and uninteresting. Charles Assis rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Too gasic sub-forums to keep track of.

The material was rather dense and was difficult to understand. The first chapter lays down 20 elementary principles basjc handicap go, showing examples from actual games and josekis. The book itself teaches little, except that it shows a useful selection of variations. Not very helpful for beginners looking to understand more about the game.

38 Basic Joseki (Elementary Go Series, #2) by Kiyoshi Kosugi

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. On the other hand, I found that learning anything practical from this book was rather difficult.

Is this book easy to read? Gianluca Chiodaroli rated it liked it May 06, The “basic” in the title lead me to attempt it well before I was ready for it.


38 Basic Joseki

It is not laugh-a-minute stuff, either. The first time as merely a reference book and on the second time when they feel ready they should go through each joseki and learn it not memorize it.

May I ask what’s your approx. The problem is that many people misinterpret what is meant when someone says that learning joseki is pointless or that pros try not to play joseki.

Aaron rated it really liked it Feb 07, Explanations are pretty short and concise.

For those you might want to take a look at Kogo’s joseki dictionary. The result is that their opponent steadily starts gaining an advantage in both territory and influence after the first few moves of the game. Probably better as a reference than something to read. Elementary Go Series 7 books.

A Review of 38 Basic Josekis • Life In 19×19

The correct strategy for Black in handicap games is to place priority on building influence and to use this influence to relentlessly attack.

This book provides explains some basic josekis. As a beginner, I had a hard time grasping anything from the book. The most useful part of this book is that it often goes over full board positions to inform the reader in what kind of situation would this joseki be useful. Tue Mar 12, 9: Jan 12, Aniket rated it liked it Shelves: