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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I may reread Hikaru no Go and try to actually pay attention to the rules, instead I hope at this point it is beginnsrs that this is a book for those that are looking for more laoru just a clear explanation to go out and play their first hundred games of go. The best introduction to the Go.

However, the amount of content in this book might be a little overwhelming for the true beginner.

Go for Beginners last edited by tapir on April 26, – Nick rated it really liked it Jul 18, Read Go for Beginners to discover a iaoru 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!

Wed Apr 06, 5: The Learn to Play Go series is also very good, and will take someone on a gentler progression than this single volume. The book has two parts. To ask other readers questions about Go for Beginnersplease sign up. Like chess, you can make a Go move anytime you want if playing your machine. There are lots of choices. The third printing in uses more English terms and fewer Japanese language terms.


It’s a bit dated in its style but it’s a perfectly workable first book for forr novice. It took me years to comprehend its value while I missed many opportunities to dedicate myself to mastering the ancient game of Go.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In its slim pages, Iwamoto goes from explaining the rules and basic principles of play to some fairly sophisticated examples of life-and-death problems and joseki, and then provides a complete analysis of two of his own games. The answers provided come with some analysis, but sometimes this consists mainly of a beginnerx of kxoru followup moves as opaque in their reasoning as the first move in the sequence.

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Select a forum Life In 19x Covers everything you need to start playing. The Rules Of Go, which includes a 9×9 demonstration game, and explanation of atarikosekiand life and death especially false eyes. This book contains its rules, techniques, a glossary of terms, and a list of international and American Go organizations. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

A solid introduction to the ancient game of Go. It’s not a long book but there is a lot packed in there. Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto.

But this is cheaper, and shorter. No trivia or quizzes yet. Do not let the small page count dissuade you from reading this very valuable introduction to the game of go.

Apr 29, Jenna rated it it was ok Shelves: After that initial explanation, the author walks us through captures and he does a thorough job with this. Elementary tactics and strategy. Why spend time studying Go when one can play Solitude or Angry Birds online?

For more than twenty years I presumed that I knew the game laoru my rudimentary knowledge failed to advance until I tried to use this book again. I’d advise people to buy this, play lots of games, fir work through the Graded Go Problems tor Beginn This was my first go book, and so I owe it a lot for starting off a long time love affair.


Iwamoto doesn’t write with the same “personality” as Toshiro Kageyama in Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go. Chris Wayland rated it it was amazing May 03, I must explore more. An excellent introduction to the classic game of go. Melissa Fan rated it really liked it Jun 26, This is a book that I hope to finally finished reading one day. Feb 22, David rated it really liked it Shelves: I had dabbled in Go previously, but after reading this book it became clear why I had always been decimated.

Go for Beginners

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Many of the exercises I think are a bit too difficult for a raw beginner, but it is worth spending time going over them anyway. The Penguin edition has only og chapters in Part I, and all the later chapter numbers are therefore different.

Published March 12th by Pantheon Books first published January 1st This was a kxoru eye-opening book and I can see an inkling of why so many say that it is a beautiful game. Nothing too advanced, but it’s kind of like taking all of Janice Kim’s Learn to Play Go series and stuffing it into one little book.

The three white isamoto in Diag. Whether this is the right approach or not will depend on the way in which each reader learns best.