Shapes of mind - Go course for beginners
248 Seiten, kartoniert, Surma, 1. Auflage 2018
This course is designed for those who want to develop their skills in the game of go.
The course consists of three parts.
The first part is addressed to people who begin their adventure with go. Herein, I will explain the rules and the most important information for the future player. By the end of part 1, you will know when a group is alive, when not, basic life & death problems, counting points, connecting groups, snapbacks, ladders, good and bad shapes.
Everything on the 9x9 board.
The second part is addressed to people who can already play on a 9x9 board. In this part, there are more difficult life & death problems. You will see various kinds of problems which involve catching your opponent’s stones. You will also get to know about yose, fuseki, seki and eye shapes.
Everything on the 13x13 board.
More space on the board - more to think about.
The third part is addressed to people who can already play on a 13x13 board. You will see various kinds of openings, basic joseki, pinpointing the groups’ weaknesses, good extensions and when to start to play yose.
Everything on the 19x19 board.
All problems, answers and descriptions located in the book have been repeatedly checked by the author.
004 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
005 PART I
006 Chapter I. What is go
012 Chapter II. Liberties
017 Chapter III. Is it possible to kill every group
021 Chapter IV. What is ko
028 Chapter V. When the match is over
035 Chapter VI. Two eyes = life
042 Chapter VII. What the connection gives
048 Chapter VIII. Snapbacks
054 Chapter IX. How to destroy eyes
057 Chapter X. Ladder and geta
062 Chapter XI. Different kinds of connections
069 Chapter XII. The longest and the most difficult
097 PART II
098 Chapter I. How to begin
100 Chapter II. Yose
106 Chapter III. Life without points
109 Chapter IV. Problems – important stuff
114 Chapter V. Bent four
118 Chapter VI. Life & death
123 Chapter VII. Double ko
126 Chapter VIII. Counting points
132 Chapter IX. Sente in yose – complicated, but worth the effort
142 Chapter X. How to play fuseki
167 PART III
168 Chapter I. Joseki
173 Chapter II. The most popular opening of 2015
176 Chapter III. Chinese fuseki
180 Chapter IV. How to attack
186 Chapter V. From which side
191 Chapter VI. Lowering the efficiency of opponent's stones
195 Chapter VII. Group weakness and breaking shapes
208 Chapter VIII. Invasions
214 Chapter IX. Position weakness
218 Chapter X. When to start to play yose