I thought this book was pretty good and gave me a firm footing on the basics. Although reading some reviews on it online it seems many people. Go for Beginners – Kaoru Iwamoto – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online. An introduction to the rules, strategies and. – Free download as PDF File .pdf ) or view presentation slides online.

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That is, my background is entirely in chess, and I tried to play Go with a chess strategy.

A slim beginners guide to Go with an explanation of the rules, example games with commentary and some elementary tactics. Sep 11, Sebastian rated it really liked it. It took me years to comprehend its value while I missed many opportunities to dedicate myself to mastering the ancient game of Go.

Feb 22, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 11, Kevin rated it really liked it.

Go for Beginners

This is a very dense read. An excellent introduction to the classic game of go. Same as other beginner books, this one has exercises at the end of the sections, but these are not only geared towards determining if the reader understood the basics, since they typically push a little further with challenging situations. Feb 15, Alexander Fedorov rated it it was amazing.

The Rules Of Go, which includes a 9×9 demonstration game, and explanation of atarikosekiand life and death especially false eyes.


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Paul Barrett rated it really liked it Dec 10, So it was that solving the puzzles presented in Go for Beginners sometimes felt more like they were testing my intuition than my calculation and when my intuition proved correct, I was most gratified. Apr 12, Hamdanil rated it really liked it Shelves: Jul 18, Dian rated it really liked it.

Expect technical explanations with good images. Read Go for Beginners to discover a delightfully designed system of rank and handicap, to see the strength of having two ‘eyes’, to witness the seeming contradiction that is Ko a situation of endless capture and recapture and to feel the hostile beauty of the phrase ‘me ari me nashi’ ‘I have one eye and you have none! Feb 15, Coryke rated it really liked it. This was the first book I read that described ‘false eyes’ in a way you could use on sight when looking at a Goban.

David Carlton ‘s review. Published March 12th by Pantheon Books first published January 1st I have seen some books on sale on Amazon, but I think I’d much rather trust the opinions of you guys before I buy a book!

Do not let the small page count dissuade you from reading this very valuable introduction to the game of go. The images of Go play found in this book may seem abstract and off-putting, but do not be dissuaded.

Also, contain a lot of Japanese terms, which were explained in the first mention and in the A decent beginner book on Go for me having played for g couple of weeks.


For more than twenty years I presumed that I knew the game but my rudimentary knowledge failed to advance until I tried to use this book again.

GradedGoProblemsForBeginners It’s a 5-book set, but you can just pick the first one or the second if the first looks too easy and it will have a lot of good problems. This freedom to play at will beginnres me to keep playing Go even when my concentration loses focus.

Its topics are also good hints about the broad avenues of further investigation into how Go works. This is a book that I hope to finally finished reading one day. He explains the rules of the game and the objective. Apr 16, Enoch Page rated it it was iwzmoto Recommends it for: Less than a single page per week or month can forge your game progress.

Trivia About Go for Beginners. Iwamoto doesn’t write with the same “personality” as Toshiro Kageyama in Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go.

I thought this book was pretty good and gave me a firm footing on the basics. Apparently he devoted much of his later career to spreading go to the West, which is why this is one of the most well-known go books in English. Return to Book Page.