Elementary Go Series, Vol. 3. TESUJI by. James Davies. Kiseido Publishing Company. Tokyo, San Francisco, Amsterdam. 2. Tesuji [James Davies] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying Tesuji. +. In the Beginning: The Opening in the Game of Go (Elementary Go Series). +. two-volume 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki and the three-volume series Get Strong at Joseki. Independent review: K Tesuji To Order The first chapter lays down 20 elementary principles of handicap go, showing.
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Tesujis are the tactics of short range combat in the game of go. This volume presents over three hundred examples and problems of them, aimed at training the reader to read and spot the right play in all sorts of tactical situations. It covers a wide range of material while concentrating on fundamentals; its problems manage to be both hard enough to challenge and easy enou Tesujis are the tactics of short range combat in the game of go.
It covers a wide range of material while concentrating on fundamentals; its problems manage to be both hard enough to challenge and easy enough to solve, and there are enough of them to keep the most avid busy. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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This is a great book chock-full of techniques as well as problems to test yourself on. Some tesuji tactics can be recognised and immediately played in-game. However many others require more subtle execution and are harder to recognise in-game; unfortunately this book describes those mostly by example and it’s up to the reader to try to extract their general principles.
Indeed many tesuji reappear under different functions without their critical properties highlighted.
Tesuji (Elementary Go Series, #3) by James Davies
The book can be heavy going This is a great book chock-full of techniques as well as problems to test yourself on. The book can be heavy going; pages after pages of diagrams and problems to go through I got lost in the section on ko. The author includes a lot of explanation, but I felt that he should have included more higher-level summaries and analysis to emphasise key concepts and make the book less of a descriptive compendium. Davies’ two-stage ko need to win two kos in a row versus two-step ko one move approach ko: May 11, Manny rated it liked it Shelves: Combinations are the heart of chess, as they say, and similarly tesuji literally, “skillful moves” are the heart of Go.
This book gives you a nice introduction. Here’s an example of a tesuji, the “crane’s nest”, which is about as basic as it gets; it’s sort of the Go equivalent of the smothered mate. Recall that, in Go, you capture by surrounding the opponent’s stones. Black has just played 1, trying to connect the three stones on the left to the circled stone on the right: White now counters w Combinations are the heart of chess, as they say, and similarly tesuji literally, “skillful moves” are the heart of Go.
White now counters with the clever move 2, and continues up to 8 Black’s stone 7 is played at the same point as White’s 2: To sum up, White lets Black surround a stone, but ends up surrounding the whole Black army.
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If you took the trouble to follow this and liked it, maybe you’re already hooked! Oct 21, Eric Nguyen rated it really liked it.
Even though it’s elementary already, I still don’t get some stuff inside. Feb 12, Peter rated it really liked it Shelves: A superb book to teach the tactics of Go. But practice all these problems and sooner or later you will find yourself outthinking your opponent and getting that warm glow of satisfaction and smugness when you split apart stones that s he thought linked, or linking stones that seemed hopelessly A superb book to teach the tactics of Go.
But practice all these problems and sooner or later you will find yourself outthinking your opponent and getting that warm glow of satisfaction and smugness when you split apart stones that s he thought linked, or linking stones that seemed hopelessly lost. Jan 21, Chloe Adeline rated it it was amazing. There is so much to learn in here! A 5d friend of mine gave me this, Attack and Defense, and Kageyama’s Fundamentals. He said that I can basically keep re-reading each and they’re all I’ll ever need.
While I’ve read numerous other books, I do think that these three have been the most enlightening and helpful books I’ve read.
I first worked through this cover to cover from k, and then again from k. There eeries parts I’ve fully absorbed, but so much of it is fuzzy or just didn’t stick Amazing! There are parts I’ve fully absorbed, but so much of it is fuzzy or just didn’t stick at all I’m 5k now and sries continue to revisit it! Apr 13, jed rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A must for anybody learning go.
I had already been playing for a while when I read it, yet it still had tactics to offer.
And even if you know all the tesuji in the world there are plenty of puzzles to solve. I have read this book maybe 3 times cover to cover, but found it much more useful to read a chapter and then play some games trying to apply the tactics I had learned. My only complaint is that this book forces me to think so hard that I end up getting a headache when I try to read more than one chapter at a time. Nov 15, Jeff is currently reading it.
This is a fantastically well-written and well-laid-out book. It presents concepts, explains their applicability, gives a few examples, and then gives practice problems. My game is improving rapidly as I continue my study. Jun 23, Frank rated it liked it. I read this book about fifteen years ago. It’s time to read it again.
Many good basic techniques in here, useful in games and helpful to review. Tesuji by James Davies Balladeer rated it liked it Aug 22, Manuel rated it really liked it Oct 13, Tijs rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Russell Brown rated it liked it Nov 16, Jonathan rated it it was amazing May 08, Stjepan rated it it was amazing Aug 29, W1nterl0ng rated it liked it Jan 09, Yevgeniy rated it it was amazing Jul 24, Neil Duff-Howie rated it really liked it Oct 24, Salvatore Falco rated it it was ok Jan 09, Oleh Krotovych rated it it was amazing Nov 28, Jovany Agathe rated it it was ok Nov 15, Marian Adi rated it really liked it Feb 27, Jason rated it really liked it Sep 08, Eric rated it really liked it Jun 26, Jimmy Koh rated it really liked it Dec 03, Brendan rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Meg Cornell rated it liked it Mar 07, Fernando Torre rated it really liked it Mar 16, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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