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This is a very well written book, that makes lots of good points and demonstrates them well.
Players below those levels would definitely want to go back to previous volumes in the series and work their way up to this one.
She's turned a set of go proverbs into a coherent procedure for evaluating moves in most fights.
After a great first book, I have been less than thrilled by the following three books. They were good to very good, but I felt that they were a little shallow and did not provide... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sebastian Fernandez
The first four volumes of Learn to Play Go were mostly written by Janice Kim's mentor, Jeong Soo-hyun, and translated into English by Kim. Read morePublished on March 3, 2012 by David
I really enjoyed previous books in this series, but this volume has a number of problems. Proofreading of the text was next to non-existent, with many typographical errors. Read morePublished on August 11, 2011 by Joshua Wilkes
Extremely well-written book brought my game up more than a notch. Janice's writing manages to explain conceptually and instruct specifically at the same time, which is no easy... Read morePublished on June 25, 2010 by J. S. Carr
This book is a quick read and does provide some basic principles that help my game.
A good example of "once someone showed it to me I figured it out myself" :-)
This book lays a great foundation for fighting in Go. The book teaches about the basic shapes of fighting and also explains ideas and concepts of the openning. Read morePublished on February 1, 2007 by Phillip J. Gallegos
This is a very well written book, that makes lots of good points and demonstrates them well. It should not however be read without first reading and understanding the previous 4... Read morePublished on February 23, 2006 by Neal
Excellent book on learning the concept of this game. A great beginning.Published on October 2, 2005 by Michael T. Cronin
The learn to play Go series are a well written must have if you want to learn to play Go. This fifth book in the series is a great addition. Read morePublished on September 30, 2005 by M. Crocker