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Of all the books I have read, this is the only one I would recommend as a second purchase.
After reading the book for the first time in one sitting, and before even playing another game I felt stronger, way stronger.
Kageyama packs the book full of useful instruction, given in a chatty style with the occasional self-deprecating humour.
Forget about most efficient use of study time. This book is worth reading for entertainment value alone, and you'll learn some things, too. Read more
From the onset, the tone which Kageyama takes is inviting without the dry pedanticism. The occassional joke thrown in and the light conversational style makes for easy reading. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Vincent Tong
Cracked it open today, already giving useful information. I see this as being useful through every level of my Go playing.Published 8 months ago by Chad
I've bought several books on Go strategy, but this was the only one that I've been able to read and kept my interest. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Michael Isaac
I find this book a very pleasant reading, and I think it is very useful for every go player who have some experience in the game (about 100 matches) and wants to improve.Published 22 months ago by Giulio Quaresima
This was one of the first books I used after my initial introduction to the game, however after 5 years I still go back to it over and over as a refresher of the most important... Read morePublished 23 months ago by estimaja
This is a great book. A great go player talks conversationally and matter-of-factly about the basic principles of Go strategy. Read morePublished on April 9, 2010 by Steve
After taking a a really long break from Go, I just reread this book and almost back to my peak level (8-9k ish) in 2 days (due to fundamentals? I think so). Read morePublished on March 2, 2010 by Kunai
Here is my son's feedback - "The author should have put in less self opinions, and just teach how to play"Published on February 10, 2010 by Peng Li