I thought this book was pretty good and gave me a firm footing on the basics. Although reading some reviews on it online it seems many people. Go for Beginners – Kaoru Iwamoto – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online. An introduction to the rules, strategies and. – Free download as PDF File .pdf ) or view presentation slides online.

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It’s not a long book but there is a lot packed in there.

There are gentler books for beginners out there, such as the excellent volume one in the Learn to Play Go series by Janice Kim and Soo-hyun Jeong. A good introduction to beginner Go plays. Chris Wayland rated it it was amazing May 03, Published by Ishi Press inthis book by Iwamoto Kaoru is very good for people just learning Go and beginnsrs refreshing your memory.

I hope at this point it is clear that this is a book for those that are looking for more than just a clear explanation to go out and play their first hundred games of go.

Go for Beginners

This part of the book will give you a very solid Go education as the author gets into various aspects of the game, including play along the side of the board, ladder slife and deathnet s, capturing racessnapbackand so forth. Mar 13, Joe rated it liked it. A slim beginners guide to Go with an explanation of the rules, example games with commentary and some elementary tactics.

Patrick Dugan rated it it was amazing Dec 10, Or if your mind is so sharp that it works like a steel trap, then you quickly will graduate from the Kyu-level of assistance offered in this book.


I may reread Hikaru no Go and try to actually pay attention to the rules, instead Books by Kaoru Iwamoto. After that initial explanation, the author walks us through captures and he does a thorough job with this. I own one, got in on ebay, sadly, a library discard. Feb 15, Alexander Fedorov rated it it was amazing. Right now I’m looking for something of “intermediate” level. Children should be taught Go in Pre-school. Read Go for Beginners to discover a delightfully designed system of rank and handicap, to see the strength of having two ‘eyes’, to witness the seeming contradiction that is Ko a situation of endless capture and recapture and to feel the hostile beauty of the phrase ‘me ari me nashi’ ‘I have one eye and you have none!

There is also an appendix with the rules of Go as they would have been ina glossary, and a list of Go organisations around the world. Many of the exercises I think are a bit too difficult for a raw beginner, but it is worth spending time going over them anyway. Although reading some reviews on it online it seems many people found it rather tough going and didn’t consider it ideal for beginners.

Jan 20, Nick rated it liked it. Lists with This Book. Paul Barrett rated it really liked it Dec 10, I’ve since looked at many other beginners go books, and still think this is excellent.

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Examples are plentiful and challenging. It took me years to comprehend its value while I missed many opportunities to dedicate myself to mastering the ancient game of Go. I learned a lot from graded go problems for beginners: This is a book to which I will return frequently.

Go for Beginners By: The three white stones in Diag. Elders can keep their minds more active playing this game than playing poker, whist, spades or Mah Jong.

Less than I have read this little book since I bought it new soon after it originally was published. He doesn’t want to scare beginners away. Chapter 9 is Life and Death.

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The images of Go play found in this book may seem abstract and off-putting, but do not be dissuaded. The third printing in uses more English terms and fewer Japanese beginnerd terms. Iwamoto starts by talking to those that have never played go befor Only for ambitious beginners. It’s a bit dated in its style but it’s a perfectly workable first book for a novice. Do not let the small page count dissuade you from reading this very valuable iwamogo to the game of go.

I read David’s review, he notes that he has heard there is a hardback edition of the Pantheon version.