- Series: Graded Go Problems for Beginners (Book 1)
- Paperback: 216 pages
- Publisher: Kiseido Publishing Co.; 2 edition (August 10, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 4906574467
- ISBN-13: 978-4906574469
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.5 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #427,172 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Graded Go Problems for Beginners, Vol. 1: Introductory Problems, 30 Kyu to 25 Kyu 2nd Edition
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About the Author
Kano Yoshinori was born on April 14, 1928 in Kyoto and died on May 2, 1999. He went to Tokyo at the age of nine and became a disciple of Suzuki Hideko 5-dan. He became 1-dan in 1943 and in 1968 he attained the top rank of 9-dan. In 1948 he won the Young Professional’s Championship, in 1955 he won the top section of the Oteai, and in 1961 he won the 5th Prime Minister’s Cup. He played in the 14th, 20th ,25th, and 26th Honinbo leagues. In 1975 he went to Austria and Russia, then in 1979 he led a team of high school go players to China for a goodwill match. He graduated from the Japanese Literature Department of Japan University, making him one of the few professional go players to have graduated from university. Richard Bozulich was born in Los Angeles in 1936. From the age of four until 17 he studied to become a concert pianist. He then studied Mathematical Logic at UCLA from 1953 to 1956 under Richard Montague. He transferred to UC Berkeley and graduated in mathematics in 1966. In 1967 he went to Japan to study go. In 1968 he founded Ishi Press Inc. in Japan and published more than 45 books on go. In 1982 he founded Kiseido Publishing Company and has published more than 60 book on go under that company. He started publishing a go magazine, Go World, in 1977. 129 issues were published until he stopped publishing it in 2013. He is said to be the most prolific writer of English-language go books, having written or translated almost 50 books on the game. He lives in Chigasaki, Japan and is the president of Kiseido Publishing Company.
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My only complaint is that the answers are in the back of the book rather than on the next page, but don't let that stop you from getting it.
The graded go problems are an excellent series, based on teaching problems used in Japan. Volume three continues where volume two leaves of and the problems are grouped getting less easy towards the end. If you are a beginner, you should buy volumes one to four and work through them. If you have volume two, buy three and four today.
Research shows that we learn from our successes. We learn from developing the reflex of looking in the right place for successful moves.
For this reason volume three,ostensibly for players of 15 - 20 kyu, will profit even low kyu players.
How do you get to Carnegie Hall. Practice, practice, practice.
As a beginner, I found this book to be delightful. Yoshinori, through his selection of problems and the order of presentation, actually teaches you how to play the game well. If I had known, really known, what this book would do for me, it would have been the only beginning book (and series) that I purchased. It also includes the rules of the game, so it isn't merely problems. If you are just starting out in Go, do yourself a huge favor and get this book. It really opened my eyes to the beauty of the game. I can't really gush enough about it.
If you think you're fairly clever, you can do without JK's first book and get this. If you really want to be thorough, first read JK's book and then get this. But either way this is the better book for learning the concepts because you get much more practice.
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