Cross-Cut Workshop

Cross-Cut Workshop
By: Richard Hunter
Publisher: Slate and Shell, 2001 (First Edition), 2008 (Second Edition)
ISBN10 1-9706193-6-7
71 pp.

Cross-Cut Workshop is a book by Richard Hunter. It originated as a series in the British Go Journal (starting in issue 92, Autumn 1993). As the name suggests, it is all about cross-cuts and tells us there is more to it than extending from a crosscut.

Print Edition

First published by Slate & Shell in July 2001. The second edition (2008) is expanded and improved. See the [ext] publisher's blurb.

ebook Edition

A [ext] SmartGo Book version was published in 2013. A free sample is included in the free app, which can be downloaded from Apple's App Store: [ext] SmartGo Books.


David Carlton's [ext] review
[ext] Brian Timmins at British Go Association
[ext] Barney Cohen at American Go Association
Stefan was also totally smitten by Richard's book, and wants to start a series on cross cuts in pro games in order to practice. The purpose is to first visualise the patterns as described in the book, then evaluate them in the context of the game, select one and finally, compare with the actually played sequence in the game. The objective is to develop a working knowledge of cross cut patterns for tournament play. This is similar to life and death/tesuji pattern matching training: "if you don't want to go through this sort of heavy analysis process in a game, you better do your homework, right?"

Table of Contents

Preface                                 iii
Glossary of Japanese Go Terms           iv
Chapter 1: Introducing the Cross-Cut    1
Chapter 2: Basic Cross-Cut Patterns     7
Chapter 3: Review Problems              17
           Answers to Review Problems   19
Chapter 4: More Basic Patterns          25
Chapter 5: More Problems                35
           Answers to More Problems     37
Chapter 6: Summary of Basic Patterns    43
           Practical Applications of
                of the Nine Patterns    44
Chapter 7: More Review Problems         47
           Answers to More Review
                Problems                52

Sample Material

[ext] Sample pages

Cross-Cut Workshop last edited by on February 8, 2018 - 22:00
RecentChanges · StartingPoints · About
Edit page ·Search · Related · Page info · Latest diff
[Welcome to Sensei's Library!]
Search position
Page history
Latest page diff
Partner sites:
Go Teaching Ladder
Login / Prefs
Sensei's Library