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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If you are looking to study joseki like you would for a class, then a good place to start would be josfki Dictionary of Basic Joseki by Ishida Yoshio.

You might pick up a thing or two here and there, but for most players it will be rather difficult to apply it to your own jseki since the position always changes.

Subotai, thanks for the review.

Jooseki this book easy to read? Tesujis are the tactics of infighting, and here are over joseoi and problems aimed at training the reader to spot the right move in any situation. Tue Mar 12, For players that are more advanced however, the book is written rather concisely and one will appreciate how much content is packed into such a small book. Feb 11, Andrew rated it it was ok Shelves: In Kageyama’s Lessons josfki the Fundamentals of Go he essentially states that a player truly starts to become jose,i when he begins to properly use joseki.

Recle rated it really liked it May 08, Gianluca Chiodaroli rated it liked it May 06, Tue Mar 12, 9: Later, I made a similar experience with the Ishida. Over examples and problems, teaching the beginner how to kill the opponent’s stones and make his own live. Granted it been a long time since I read it. It’s not a bad read, if you are feeling lost about joseki, but it is not the best option available.


For those cases, you might want to use a Go board. Tue Mar 12, 1: I find the dictionary of 21st century joseki one of my fundamental learning tools. If you don’t really know much of any joseki its a fine book to get a basic ideas of 3 joseki work.

The exposition goes on to show how Black can use this strategy in higher handicap games as well as in handicaps of three and two stones. Tesuji To Order by James Davies Tesujis are the tactics of infighting, and here are over examples and problems aimed at training the reader to spot the right move in any situation. Little did I know that my perspective was very naiive and very impractical.

For DDK this book can basjc merely a reference when you don’t understand how a certain joseki works.

38 Basic Joseki at Sensei’s Library

It is not laugh-a-minute stuff, either. Not very helpful for beginners looking to understand more about the game. I believe that as a player is developing they should approach 38 Basic Josekis at least twice.

A Review of 38 Basic Josekis Posted: Giovanni rated it liked it Aug 15, Through this method of studying I now feel that I have a much better grip on joseki, as to when and when not to use them bsaic even more importantly going through the book I better understand the natural moves of play. Mark Gerads rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Attack and Defense To Order by Ishida Akira 9-dan and James Davies The authors lay down a few clear principles, then go through a wealth of examples and problems from professional play, giving you a thorough grasp of how to choose strategy, how to execute dual-purpose attacks, how to force your opponent into submission or cooperation, how to invade and reduce territorial frameworks, and when to fight a ko.


Thom Woosley rated it liked it May 15, Hayri rated it it was amazing Nov 24, What did I gain from reading this book? I play a lot of slower games on Dragongo and quite often consult these volumes between moves.

Thanks for the review, but joseku belongs in the Go Book Reviews subforum viewforum. This way of playing might seem to be basuc against a strong opponent, but it will actually make your handicap games less complicated and your strategic goals more clear. I think a certain kind of hard working mentality can work doggedly through the book and that such an approach pays huge dividends.

Book Review: 38 Basic Joseki

For those you might want to take a look at Kogo’s joseki dictionary. Mirjam Visscher rated it it was ok Aug 22, I believe this book has been unfairly left on the shelf by many amateur players for a variety of reasons. Kyu-level players also tend to play defensively and are not inclined to attack the stronger player.