Go Basics: Concepts & Strategies for New Players: Concepts and Strategies for New Players Paperback – 31 Dec 2005
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Learn the fascinating game of Go with this expert guide.
Go is a two player board game that first originated in ancient China but is also very popular in Japan and Korea. There is significant strategy and philosophy involved in the game, and the number of possible games is vast—even when compared to chess.
it's not surprising that Go is one of the oldest games still being played today—it's also one of the most challenging, stimulating, and fascinating games around. Prolific Go writer Peter Shotwell, author of the guidebook Go! More Than a Game, brings players his second Go strategy handbook Go basics, which provides a simple but thorough introduction to this timeless game that's perfect for Go beginners.
With its easy-to-follow instructions and over 600 diagrams showing examples of how to play, you'll be ready to enjoy this classic game right away. it starts by focusing on smaller 9 x 9 games, making it easier to understand and learn Go tactics and techniques, and introduces fundamental game winning strategies and tips. it also explains Go's unique handicapping system, making every game even those between beginners and experts exciting.
useful go strategies include:
- using ko
- Thinking territorially
- And many more!
About the Author
Peter Shotwell is an internationally known expert on the relationship of Go to Eastern and Western philosophy, literature, and history. He has been writing about Go for nearly twenty years and has lived in China, Tibet, and Japan while researching the origins and background of the game. Mr. Shotwell is also the author of Go! More Than a Game.
Top customer reviews
Go can be played on several sized boards and this book restricts itself to the small 9x9 to help explain some of thes key concepts necessary, not so much to get started but in order to prepare for getting better. And it does this well.
Unlike with Chess, where say, studying openings is considered essential fairly early on, it is generally considered that studying openings (Joseki) will make you weaker until you understand the ideas and strategies, and this book will help you there.
I've been playing for a while and bought it out of interest, the money wasn't wasted, I didn't learn anything new but it helpfully re-presented some ideas, and that's always a good thing.
If you have a half decent internet connection, the CD-ROM is not so necessary, though the commented games are a bonus. Go is a light consumer of bandwidth and the internet is a rich source of online material and opportunities for playing real opponents and/or Go-engines.
It is, however, aimed at players who truly are new with Go tactics. More advanced players better buy more advanced books.
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Look for similar items by category