Elementary Go Series – Volume 2 – 38 Basic Joseki – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. By Kiyoshi Kosugi and . 38 Basic Josekis lays out the 38 most commonly used joseki in go. It is broken down into seven chapters that discuss one type of joseki, from. 38 Basic Joseki has 79 ratings and 9 reviews. Aniket said: Poorly placed in the series. Players at the right level for In The Beginning and Tesuji probab.

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However, kyu-level players lack the ability and the confidence to play an influence-oriented game; instead of taking chances on positions in which the territorial boundaries are not clearly defined and are often wide open, they prefer to build iron-clad territories in the corners and on the sides.

My problem with the book is that it could be called 38 Classic Josekis.

Neil rated it it was ok Jan 03, Open Preview See a Problem? Some people might have not even purchased the book for a silly reason that I have seen many players adopt. Tue Mar 12, The content is extremely dry; just like any other joseki book it runs through a whole bunch of them and their variations. Lists with This Book.

38 Basic Joseki at Sensei’s Library

We have an odd hybrid of a book, one that is half reference, half lecture. The correct strategy for Black in handicap games is to place priority on building influence and to use this influence to relentlessly attack.


W1nterl0ng rated it liked it Jan 09, Too many sub-forums to keep track of. The basic skills and strategies of the endgame, using problems, examples, explanatory sections, and actual games. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

A Review of 38 Basic Josekis • Life In 19×19

The basics of life and death. No trivia or quizzes yet. But, to understand the variations, it will took for a while, especially if you are around 30 kyu until 10 kyu. Each section within a chapter discusses one joseki starting off with the basic framework and then moves on to its variations.

Charles Assis rated it it was amazing Jul 23, If you don’t really know much of any joseki its a fine book to get a basic ideas of how joseki work. The authors lay down a few clear principles, then go through a wealth of examples and problems from professional play, giving you a thorough grasp of how to choose strategy, how to execute dual-purpose attacks, how to force your opponent into submission or cooperation, how to invade and reduce territorial frameworks, and when to fight a ko.

Book Review: 38 Basic Joseki

For those you might want to take a look at Kogo’s joseki dictionary. It’s not a bad read, if you are feeling lost about joseki, but it is not the best option available.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nebogipfel rated it really liked it Feb 15, Sami Lehtinen rated it liked it Aug 11, The third chapter discusses handicap go from White perspective. It gives an overall view of this vast field, after which you can profitably begin your study of the more advanced books on joseki, such as Takao Shinji’s two-volume 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki and the three-volume series Get Strong at Joseki.


338 As in any Go book, some of the diagrams might be too dense, especially if you are at the beginner level. Teng Teng rated it really liked it Apr 28, Feb 11, Andrew rated it it was ok Shelves: Recle bassic it really liked it May 08, Alternatively, an interactive version of this book in SmartGo books: You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot post attachments in this forum.

Probably better as a reference than something to read. It shows various strategies that White can use when giving handicaps. In Kageyama’s Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go he essentially states that a player truly starts to become strong when he begins to properly use joseki.

Tue Mar 12, 6: Not very helpful for beginners looking to understand more about the game. Gianluca Chiodaroli rated it basjc it May 06,