Coming Soon and Go Book Rumors

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For those of us addicted to Go books to collect all the rumors so we can drool over upcoming tomes.

New Releases

The [ext] New Books in Go page at Schaak en Gowinkel het Paard is always an excellent reference for what has recently been published.

Ishi Press Archives reprints of nine long out-of-print books can now be found on Amazon (July 2015)[1]

Brett und Stein Verlag has just published the German translation of The Basics of Go Strategy by Richard Bozulich: See [Lehrbücher des Go: Strategie]. Also there has just been released the third volume of the new serie Schwarz am Zug. Das Go-Uebungsbuch/Black to Play. Train the Basics of Go. for Kyu players. The first and second volume have been published in Spanish and French as well. All the books are also available at SmartGo Books. Last but not least a book with picturesque tsumego has been published: in German Der Elefant im Reisfeld. TsumeGo in Bildern; in English The Elephant in the Paddy. TsumeGo in Pictures.

Joseki Volume 3 Dictionary by Robert Jasiek has just appeared.

Coming Soon

Kiseido states these titles are in preparation for their Road Map to Shodan series:

 K86: All About the Endgame
 K87: Sabaki — The Art of Settling Groups and Making Good Shape
 K88: Attacking Weak Groups
 K89: The Chinese and Mini-Chinese Openings
 K90: The Kobayashi Opening
 K96: Tasuki Openings
 K98: Parallel Openings
 K99: The Shusaku Opening

John Fairbairn is working on a series of thorough game commentaries of Go Seigen's jubango (ten-game matches) of which Kamakura was the first, Final Summit the second, and 9-Dan Showdown against Fujisawa Kuranosuke the third. Future volumes will include the matches with Sakata Eio, Hashimoto, Iwamoto Kaoru, the 'Ten Rising Stars,' Karigane Junichi and an unfinished ten-game match with Kitani Minoru. More info [ext] here.

Coming Someday?

FredK: I've been waiting for years for Intermediate Level Power Builder, Volume 3. Does anyone have inside information on when Yutopian might release it?


[1] Four of these have been available for some time from Kiseido Digital as pdf on DVD. See [ext] here. Included in the Kiseido DVDs are Kato's Attack and Kill, Ishida's All About Thickness, Miyamotos Breakthrough to Shodan, and Takemiya's Enclosure Joseki. On Amazon the price for each volume is USD$24.95. The set of five books on DVD is priced at USD$39.00 and individual books are available at $10 each.


Coming Soon and Go Book Rumors last edited by Darrell on November 13, 2015 - 05:03
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