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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A bit of both? Don’t use thickness to make territory. Pressing, Pushing, and Crawling 5501 A four-space eye has five liberties. In the solution diagram, the critical move is identified by name. Attack with a capping move. However, in a game, many tesujis will go by unnoticed; in this book, each problem will be a learning experience. Attack your opponent’s weak stones. Don’t make territory in a area where one of your flanks is open.

Every position is discussed in detail, explaining what goes on in the minds of the players, showing the moves that are good, bad, or hard to judge.

Territorial Frameworks Principle There are about 45 different kinds of moves that make up tesujis. Knowing the basic principles of go is the key to being hesuji to find the best move in the opening and the middle game.

This book is divided into two parts. Abandon a three-step approach-move ko. If this happens in a game it can mean game-over. Erase a double-wing formation with a capping move.

Don’t allow your stones to be confined. The plum-bowl shape is as solid as a rock.

The explanations are minimal and limited to either illustrating a fundamental principle or a tesuji. Solving problems should be comfortable and enjoyable, not stressful and torturous of course there are a few exceptions It feels like my reading is ok enough in itself, I can imagine the moves in my head.


After the opening phase ends, difficult decisions must still be made in the middle game: The reader is expected to make the effort to verify that the answer to each problem is indeed the best and most profitable move, and to prove to himself that any other move fails to achieve the stated objective.

Don’t make dumpling shapes. Capture the cutting stone. The book ends with problems designed to hammer home the concepts introduced in the first part of this book. Use your thickness to attack.

All of these different tesujis are scattered throughout the book.

Select a forum Life In 19x Just as in a game, one never knows what kind of tesuji will appear. How should Black defend his territory in the corner? More common tesuji occur more frequently in the book.

Don’t let your opponent make two corner enclosures. Here, examples of every kind are presented. When mapping out a prroblems, play on the fourth line.

Mastering the Basics Tesuji Problems Vol 4

Throughout each game at crucial points, questions are posed asking the reader what he thinks the next move should be. If you lose four corners, resign.

The more common ones occur in numerous problems, but even the less common ones will be represented a number of times. Aji, kikashi forcing movesand sabaki are the most important concepts of go. By contrast LiChangHo Jingjiang Weiqi Shoujin collects all problems for each tesuji into its own section of the books. Either six problems or nine problems are presently on the right hand page.


The preface defines tesujis as skillful moves that some clear tactical objective, such as capturing stones or a group, rescuing one of your own groups, linking up your stones, separating your opponent’s stones, etc. A double ko provides an endless number of ko threats.

Mastering the Basics 501 Tesuji Problems Vol 4

tesuki I was about k EGF when I wrote this original post. Fight Like a Pro — The Secrets of Kiai To order by Rob van Zeijst and Richard Bozulich Hesuji is a concept that has received scant systematic attention in the go literature, even though it is often referred pproblems in game commentaries.

For the most part, there are less than ten moves for each figure, making the games easy to follow. The problem are not sorted by move but rather throughly intermixed. It is recommended that you make an effort to solve each problem before looking at the answer, but don’t spend too much time on them.

The first part is expository, and the second part consists of problems. Always glad to get your insight!

In this book, I have attempted to present examples of every kind of tesuji. Where to begin – life and death for beginners? I read a bunch of variations, read read read. Abandon a three-stage ko. One approach is to collect problems according tesujji the objective that tesujis accomplish. It makes for an entertaining journey through the realm of professional go and also gives an insight in what lies beneath many professional moves that at first may look strange.

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