Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go

  • Title: Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go
  • Author: Toshiro Kageyama James Davies
  • ISBN: 9784871870283
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go Many Go books promise to explains the fundamentals here is one that really keeps its promise Kageyama s subjects are connectivity good and bad shape the way stones should move the difference betwe
    Many Go books promise to explains the fundamentals here is one that really keeps its promise Kageyama s subjects are connectivity, good and bad shape, the way stones should move , the difference between territory and spheres of influence, how to use thickness and walls, how to train yourself to read, where to start looking in a life and death problem matters so fundamMany Go books promise to explains the fundamentals here is one that really keeps its promise Kageyama s subjects are connectivity, good and bad shape, the way stones should move , the difference between territory and spheres of influence, how to use thickness and walls, how to train yourself to read, where to start looking in a life and death problem matters so fundamental that other writers miss them completely He also points out the right way to study how to study joseki, for example What changed me from an amateur into a professional was getting a really firm grip on the fundamentals, writes Kageyama The essence of seven years of amateur and twenty two years of professional playing experience are distilled into these pages, and they are filled with advice that everyone will find practical.

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    1. Dia. 2. Black blocks at 1, of course. There is no need for him to wonder what White may do afterward. Given a chance like this, only a feeble-minded player would be uncertain where to play - 'not this point, not here either, perhaps I should leave the position as it is.' Black's hand should be trembling with eagerness to play 1. He should be overcome with emotion.Toshiro Kageyama doesn't mince words. Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go may be visualized as Kageyama-sensei leaning over your go boar [...]

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    2. This and Ishigure's "In the Beginning" were my first Go books. I read this as a 15-20k. It was far beyond my ability to understand, but I did learn from it. It's a very entertaining read. Kageyama has a great attitude about him, and hops from topic to topic in a lightfooted manner.I've reread it around 10k and got a lot more out of it, but it was still beyond me. 5k now, I anticipate that when I return to it as a 1d, it will still be beyond me, and I will continue to learn from it!

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    3. Of all the books on Go I've ever come across, I've learned more from Kageyama than I have from any other source. I've read this book three or four times now and each time I gain new understanding. Absolutely invaluable source for anyone looking to get stronger.

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    4. Fantastic! Written in a very personal style that is easy to identify with rather that scholarly or formal. It even had me laughing out loud a couple of times.It takes the view that fundamentals are worth going over again and again, sort of like spring training in baseball. No matter how long a player has been a pro, they always start with fundamentals. All other skills proceed from them.I know that I will be reading this book again and again for my own "spring training" any time of the year. Thi [...]

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    5. Great book that isn't all diagrams. Kageyama actually gives good advice, resets your head.

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    6. Regardless of what the title might suggest, this is not a beginner's flavored book. If you still get vertigo at the sight of an empty 19x19 board, then you're better off with - hell, I don't know! This is the first book about Go I've read, so I cannot suggest anything other than playing 100 games, or something, and pick this one up when you're above 15kyu, or something. Kageyama is not teaching the fundamentals of Go, but rather the value and importance of such fundamentals. He's preaching at al [...]

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    7. This is a very good book. As others have noted it's not a good first book. It explores fundamental concepts, not the rules and mechanics of the game. You should have no doubt what a legal move is, and fully understand Ko & Seki, know how to kill the basic shapes that are either dead or alive depending on who has sente. One thing I would like to point out is that the chapter on ladders is in many ways the most important, and is NOT to be skipped by any reader of any level. It is easily a help [...]

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    8. Not really a beginner's book, but an excellent "second" go book -- excellent to go back to once you've started to figure out how go works. It really does deal with the basics, but at a fairly high level; at least it seems high to this weak player -- probably about 20-18 kyu right now. Although some books hold your hand a little more and might be a little clearer or more organized, I credit this book in particular with my recent improvement. Kageyama has a very engaging, conversational and straig [...]

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    9. Ich kann nicht beurteilen, ob die Go-Lektionen hilfreich sind, gehe aber mal davon aus.Trotzdem gibt es einen Stern Abzug:— Das Buch wurde zweimal übersetzt, die deutsche Fassung ist eine Übersetzung der englischen, nicht des japanischen Originals. Kein gutes Zeichen, auch wenn die Go-Einsichten den Prozess überstehen— Das Kapitel »Leben und Tod« fängt damit an, dass Japan es nicht überleben würde, wenn der kalte Krieg zwischen USA und UdSSR zum Atomkrieg würde. Lektion: Wenn man ü [...]

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    10. This book is an amazing aid for the intermediate level go player, and very readable, to boot.Kageyama-sensei was easily as gifted a writer as he was a go player, and his sarcastic, chatty style will have you laughing out loud or cringing as one of his barbed comments hits close to home - not that it's a bad thing.It's more valuable as a tool to teach you how to look critically at your own go and accept your weaknesses than as an instructional book, but that said, it is still a very useful book. [...]

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    11. Many of the finer points of this book went over my head. I can't quite see when a two-space extension and a three-space extension are totally different moves. But Kageyama puts it best when he says "Experts can finesse their way out, bunglers can bungle their way out, but everybody should break through white's enclosure somehow." This book covers the fundamental concepts that will help you think about Go, even if details and specific applications still elude you, and it does an excellent job. Wh [...]

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    12. It's hard to say what I like best about this book. The style is very entertaining; it's like hanging out with an incredibly wise and goofy old man. The humor and sarcasm is no distraction from the lessons, either, but rather serve to underscore the points he's making.I'm looking forward to re-reading it again. I've already re-read several chapters, and feel like my game has benefited each time I've opened it up.It's maybe not the first book you should buy about go, but once you understand the ba [...]

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    13. Some quotes to give you the flavor of Kageyama's useful yet personal style:from p.31: when there are two ways to capture with one move, the firmer way is correctom p.67: The real meaning of 'getting ahead' is 'bending around the enemy's leading edge.'from p.166: If you do not feel the same tightening in your chest as when you close your eyes and picture the face of a lover, you do not love good shape enoughom p.204: Read it; it won't read itself.

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    14. Packed with valuable information about the game of go, and unique for its readability and focus on "approach" to the game, rather than specific skills. Broken up with anecdotes about the author's life as a professional go player, Lessons in the Fundamentals feels like recreational reading at times. Nonetheless, taking Kageyama's lessons to heart will definitely improve your game, at pretty much any level of play.If you want to improve your game, but don't necessarily know how to go about it, thi [...]

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    15. This is a truly amazing book for the intermediate player. Kageyama's style is wonderfully conversational and imminently funny. Of course, that would be worthless if the book weren't full of fascinating strategic and tactical insights. From the go books I've read, most are either short on depth or overly abstruse. While Lessons does occasionally descend into too-deep analysis of sequences, it generally strikes a good balance between clarifying difficult concepts and considering the concrete impli [...]

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    16. This book is designed to be read when you start to feel stagnant in your growth at Go. Kageyama rightly highlights the two biggest blocks for most people: 10-9k, and 2-1k. I've read it two and a half times now, each time when I felt like I didn't quite know how to keep getting better, and each time it helped me keep advancing.The writing is fun and enjoyable, and because it's more about attitude than calculation, it's easy to read. Definitely check it out if you're ever feeling blocked.

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    17. You know how to play and now want to learn. This is the best intermediate level book according to the internet and I have to agree--it goes much deeper than an introductory book. If you're brand new, Go for Beginners is the best place to start. 4 stars because I don't understand it fully enough to say if it's great or amazing.

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    18. Kageyama (and translator) mix instruction with a sense of humor that delights. A great book for Go players of a wide variety of strengths. Teaching the novice a solid foundation for strategy, and reminding the more experienced player of what they'd forgotten.To be read, and reread, and reread

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    19. Despite the name is 'fundamental' it is not a book for a beginner.I am a Single Digit Kyu (SDK) player and this suits well for me somehow.The book is mainly discussing the importance of fundamental and how does professional apply the fundamentals.The language is excellent, I recommend this for all go enthusiast!

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    20. I stopped part-way into the book; it's at too advanced a level for me.The conversational style added a lot of colour - the author recalls a cantankerous yet brilliant old teacher I had - but the book required a lot of pre-existing knowledge and didn't give a full and complete treatment of the topics raised.

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    21. A must read for any Go player.I admit to not understanding 90% of it during my first reading yet enjoying it immensely.About a third of the way through my 2nd reading and am maybe up to 25% understanding. This is a book that you can read repeatedly and still feel almost like you are reading it the first time.

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    22. My only criticism of this book is that it doesn't truly start 'at the beginning'. It assumes a basic knowledge of the game which a person may not have when picking it up.Otherwise it covers a BROAD spectrum of strategy lessons from basic to advanced. The anecdotes and analogies are great and help to break up the otherwise dry content.

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    23. Great book, love the writing style. It's a bit different than your traditional go book and has a lot of humor. The author is rather self deprecating but it must be tough being referred to as the 'amateur' of professionals.

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    24. For reference, I am not good at go, a very weak amateur. I found this book to be an excellent interweaving of technical and intuitive aspects of the game, along with a well written style that made it interesting to read rather than a chore of studying.

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    25. "Cờ vây là một loại trò chơi mà chỉ cần bạn luôn chơi những nước bình thường, bạn sẽ trở thành chuyên gia. Bạn chẳng cần phải đi những nước đặc biệt xuất sắc. Tuy nhiên, các nước đi của những kỳ thủ nghiệp dư lại thường xuyên khác xa so với ‘bình thường’."

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    26. Very important stuff in here for go players. I really liked the writing style; it made me feel like I was being lectured and at times berated by an irascible, old man. The only downside I can mention is that this book is unfortunately above my level.

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    27. A clear and game-changing book. Kageyama's writing style is also quite amusing and easy to read.

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    28. If I were to recommend one Go book to the intermediate player it would be this one. It's been responsible for pushing my ranking up through the Kyu ranks.

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    29. Very helpful. I'm glad I own it. I think it helped me raise a few stones in rank.

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    30. reading this for the first time shot me up from about 14k to around 10k. Now reading it again a couple years later at 6k it is still amazing, and I feel I'll improve even more from it.

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