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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The second chapter present a ‘sure-win strategy’ that Black can use in his handicap games to increase his chances of winning in a five-stone handicap game.

The correct strategy uoseki Black in handicap games is to place priority on building influence and to use this influence to relentlessly attack.

Thom Woosley rated it liked it May 15, Mark Gerads rated it it was amazing Nov 18, I think a certain kind of hard working mentality can work doggedly through the book and that such an approach pays huge dividends. As a beginner, I had a hard time grasping anything from the book. I find this book to be appropriate for a wide range of ranks.

I think most players may have flipped through it briefly and sometimes refer to it for some clarification on a joseki but quickly moved on to the third book of the series Tesuji as I did.


The idea that learning joseki is not important because some pros or high ranked players made a similar off handed remark. But be warned that these josekis may have variations beyond what is explained in the book.

My problem with the book is that it could be called 38 Classic Josekis. However, if you concentrate only on making territory and ignore influence, the chances are you will find yourself at a disadvantage later on in the game. They are talking about how many novice players over-rely on joseki they don’t understand.

Book Review: 38 Basic Joseki

By BenGoZen February 6, 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. Very good introduction to a variety of basic joseki.

This is a reason why 38 Basic Joseki is considered somewhat dry, while In the Beginning is generally considered a better book of the Elementary Series. Definitely more appropriate for advanced players who already have a very firm grasp of the game.

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The weaker player who reads this chapter will no doubt pick up useful tips for countering White’s strategies. A player who is willing to study the variations and commentary in this book will be able to apply those principles even when the s I skimmed this at 12 kyu, because a player of that level really should not be trying to memorize joseki. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Greetings, I think this is a very fair review and also agree with the point abo ut joseki study being important.

My Perspective I was hopeful that I would be able to memorize all the basic joseki that people normally encounter in their games and apply it to my own. Sami Lehtinen rated it liked it Aug 11, These problems are meant to expand on the theoretical discussions contained in the first chapters and to explore variations that were omitted in those chapters.

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38 Basic Joseki (Elementary Go Series, #2) by Kiyoshi Kosugi

Elementary Go Series 7 books. Baaic rated it it was amazing Nov 24, My personal reason at first was because of the first book in the series In The Beginning.

The book itself teaches little, except that it shows a useful selection of variations. Explanations with example diagrams What aspect can be improved on?

38 Basic Joseki

For those cases, you might want to use a Go board. Its just to give a foundation of joseki to go on from there. No trivia or quizzes yet. The result is that their opponent steadily starts gaining an advantage in both territory and influence after the first few moves of the game.