Coming Soon and Go Book Rumors
For those of us addicted to Go books to collect all the rumors so we can drool over upcoming tomes.
Ishi Press Archives reprints of nine long out-of-print books can now be found on Amazon (July 2015)
- Enclosure Josekis
- Kato's Attack and Kill
- All About Life And Death, Volumes 1 and 2
- The Breakthrough To Shodan
- All About Thickness
- The Great Joseki Debates
- The 3-3 Point Modern Opening Strategy
- The Power of the Star Point
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.
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 here.
 Four of these have been available for some time from Kiseido Digital as pdf on DVD. See 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.