K Five Hundred and One Opening Problems To order: compiled and edited by Richard K Tesuji Problems To order: compiled and edited by Richard. Five Hundred and One Tesuji Problems (Mastering the Basics) (Volume 4) [ Richard Bozulich] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Tesuji. Tesujis are skillful moves that accomplish some clear tactical objective, such as capturing stones or a group, rescuing one of your own groups linking up your.

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Some of these terms are rather esoteric to the non-Japanese. To kill a group, reduce the size of its eye space. Once all principles have been firmly implanted in your mind, you oroblems instinctively and intuitively recall the relevant principle when they arise in your games through pattern recognition.

Answer a capping move with a tesui move. Included are two masterpieces by Kitani Minoru, as well as games by Cho Chikun the master of invading moyosHane Naoki, and Sonoda Yuichi famous for his hyper-cosmic go. Page 1 of 1. Expand your moyo while reducing your opponent’s.

The first two chapters show the reader how to evaluate a ko, and Chapter Three shows what the value of a ko tesuj should be.

It tries to answer a question many amateurs may ask: Every position is discussed in detail, explaining what goes on in the minds of the players, showing the trsuji that are good, bad, or hard to judge. Aji, kikashi forcing movesand sabaki are the most important concepts of go. Lacked the explanations that makes the series so great.

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Knowing the basic principles of go is the key to being able to find the best move in the opening and the middle game. Extend up to five spaces from a corner enclosure.

It may gesuji easy to find it, but often it is hard; it might be a quite common problesm, but it could be one of those that rarely occur. The book was obviously way too hard for me back then. Every tesuji presented in this book can be found in the first 50 problems.

The problem are not sorted by move but rather throughly intermixed. Be the first to capture the ko.

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Map out territory or a moyo while attacking. The one-space jump is rarely a bad move.

The first part is expository, and the second part consists of problems. As you work your way through this book, you will find that the tesujis that solve the problems will occur to you more and more quickly.

Don’t make territory in a area where one of your flanks is open. Throughout these and the remaining chapters, example games are given which show how professionals handle various kinds of ko situations.

A dan player should be able to solve most probleks them within a minute, sometimes on sight, but it may take a bit longer for kyu-level players. More common tesuji occur more frequently in the book. I was about k EGF when I wrote this original post.


This problem is Gokyo Shumyo, Section 5, Problem It may tesuj easy to find it, but often it is hard; it might be a quite common tesuji, but it could be one of those that rarely occur. Is it worth doing a book that I find so difficult, I mean, will I learn things? A cap, followed by a knight’s teduji, are an effective attacking combination. The middle game is where a game of go is most often is decided.

But doing it will not only improve your go, it will also improve your mental powers. The first chapter begins problemd an extensive theoretical introduction to shape, beginning with the efficient placement of stones.

Book Review: 501 Tesuji Problems

Don’t make empty triangles. Even in positions where brute-force analysis is required in determining whether a group lives or dies or trying to increase your liberties in a capturing race, certain principles can provide valuable hints for prblems the key moves. All of these different tesuji are scattered throughout the book. The other is to collect problems according to the kind of tesuji used.