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Close Encounters with the Middle Game

K80 - Mastering the Basics, Vol. 10

226 Seiten, kartoniert, Kiseido, 1. Auflage 2016

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The middle game is where a game of go is most often decided. Being strong at the opening will give you an advantage, and accurate reading and calculation in the endgame can gain you many points; but excelling at the middle game is the surest way to victory. This book presents 32 crucial middle-game positions that arose in top professional games. It focuses on making clear what purpose is served by the moves played and which strategic considerations are at play. It tries to answer a question many amateurs may ask: Why do professionals play where they do?

Every position is discussed in detail, explaining what goes on in the minds of the players, showing the moves that are good, bad, or hard to judge. It makes for an entertaining joumey through the realm of professional go and also gives an insight in what lies beneath many professional moves that at first may look strange.

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Gewicht 310 g
Hersteller Kiseido
Breite 14,8 cm
Höhe 21 cm
Medium Buch
Erscheinungsjahr 2016
Autor Michiel Eijkhout
Sprache Englisch
Auflage 1
ISBN-13 978-4906574803
Seiten 226
Einband kartoniert

v Preface

vi About the Author

vi Acknowledgments

001 Part One: Frameworks of Territory (Moyos)

002 Speeding Ahead

008 No Need to Rush

016 The Big Picture

022 The Start of the Middle Game

028 Freedom and Flexibility

034 Attacking to Set up a Moyo

042 Part Two: Invading or Reducing

043 Just Another Forcing Move

050 Making Use of Scattered Stones

056 Into the Deep

063 Virtual Ladders

070 How Deeply Should You Invade?

076 Everything Has its Price

083 A Radical Invasion

091 Part Three: The Art ofTrading

092 Fatten Before Slaughter

098 A Side Territory Changes Hands

104 Exchanging Groups

111 Throwing Away Some Stones

118 An Attack That Did Not Happen

125 For a Few More Points

132 Part Four: Mean Fighting

133 20. Middle Game Technique

139 21. Attacking to Make Profit

145 The Initiative

153 A Short Story about Ladders

159 The Fate of a Corner

166 Making a Really Wide Extension

173 Plan? What Plan?

180 Part Five: Encounters with the Unexpected

181 Treating Your Stones Lightly

188 An Unexpected Blow

194 Attacking from a Distance

201 Outreading the Opponent

208 A Proper Provocation

215 An Unorthodox Move