The Second Book of Go: What you need to know after you've learned the rules (Beginner and Elementary Go Books) 2nd Edition
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- Item Weight : 7.5 ounces
- Paperback : 158 pages
- ISBN-10 : 4906574319
- ISBN-13 : 978-4906574315
- Product Dimensions : 5.83 x 0.36 x 8.27 inches
- Publisher : Kiseido Publishing Company; 2nd Edition (December 24, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #647,730 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Two excellent chapters from the second edition, "Counting Liberties" and "How to Win Capturing Races", have been removed from the 2018 edition. On the other hand, some chapters have been considerably expanded, most notably the ones about "Life and Death" and "Good and Bad Shape".
In the end, I think both editions are good books, but I was frustrated about the two removed chapters (which several second edition reviews pointed out as being particularly good) and ended up buying a used second edition copy. Part of my rating reflects my frustration about changing book contents - if I set this aside, the current edition is still a pretty good introductory go book which would be worth 4 stars.
That said, this book requires from perseverance. If you are a beginner you will not be able to just skim through this and absorb all of the material. Don't let yourself get bogged down in the details the first time through. I suspect it will take most players a lot of time to understand the concepts but everything you need is in the text and diagrams. Study it until it until you understand. It may be helpful to play out the diagrams on a real board if you have a hard time visualizing. As others have mentioned it seems certain topics have been given more attention than others. Capturing races in particular has been broken into two chapters and is an in depth treatment. Don't be discouraged if you don't get everything on your first pass. Play some games and come back. Most of all, keep having fun. It is a game.
Despite its title, I found it an excellent third book, and it definitely required more than a simple knowledge of the rules, despite its subtitle. I'll be digesting the contents of this book for quite a while.
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It's not bad for just reminding you not to be stupid, too.