Elementary Go Series
Series of Go books published by Ishi Press between 1973 and 1982. Mastering the series should bring a player to the level of amateur shodan. Several of the books remain important texts for Western students, including In the Beginning, Tesuji, Life and Death, and Attack and Defense. Of the seven books in the series, 38 Basic Joseki is the most dated. Essential Joseki is a possible alternative text.
The books were later republished by Kiseido.
- Volume 1: In the Beginning
- Volume 2: 38 Basic Joseki
- Volume 3: Tesuji
- Volume 4: Life and Death
- Volume 5: Attack and Defense
- Volume 6: The Endgame
- Volume 7: Handicap Go
See Also Mastering the Basics vs Elementary Go Series
The cover illustration for Tesuji and Attack and Defense is Sakata Eio playing white against Hashimoto Shoji playing black, in the 2nd round of the 19th Oza tournament, 1971. Sakata won by 7.5 points. The move that is about to be played is in the 10th row 5th column.