Eric Osman: The Yutopian book called, on the front, "The Art of Go Series Volume 2 -- Capturing Stones" and on the spine, "Art of Capturing Stones", is a delightful and fun book for any go player wanting to learn to take advantage of more opportunities on the board.
Suppose you were the Black player in this situation:
This problem appears as problem 46 in the book.
Before reading this book, perhaps you see that White is threatening a snapback with C18.
You may also see that Black can start a ko with A19 .
However, while reading the book, it may amaze you to discover how Black can unconditionally kill all the White stones.
The book is full of wonderful examples of how to kill when you may have thought it was impossible, or how to live when you thought you were doomed.
After reading this book, you'll capitalize on many more situations in your own games.
Here's another example from the book I like a lot:
White seems to have lost a lump of 7 stones.
The "rabbity six" dead shape has earned its name because there's no such thing as a "bovine seven" or "lupine eight" dead shape,right ?
Or is there ?
I love this book, because it has helped me to notice situations in my own games where I can make gains where I thought no gain was available.
I highly suggest this Yutopian book called, on the front, "The Art of Go Series Volume 2 -- Capturing Stones" and on the spine, "Art of Capturing Stones".
-- Eric Osman