Get Strong At Hand Of Duck
I found a copy of Ritchi press' "Get Strong at Kame No Itte" in a second hand bookstore here the other day:
The title of this page is misleading. Kame in Japanese doesn't mean "duck." In Japanese "duck" is kamo (カモ / 鴨). In any case this page attempts to play on the phrase Kami no itte from "Hikaru no Go" literal meaning "move of the gods" but in practice meaning "perfect play." If the word "Kame" in the book title is intended, the translation of "Kame no Itte" (亀の一手) would be "Move of the Turtle."
See Kame no Itte on this topic.
Get strong at Kame No Itte is a must for any serious go players, it covers essentials such as:
- Strange things happen at the 1-1 point
- Invading ones own solid territory and playing in ones own eyes
- Passing as a middlegame strategy
- Attempts to break the bamboo-joint
- The territorial value of first line stones
It also includes a section of helpful "white to play and die" problems, such as:
Sel Fatari is a solid 30 kyu player, although playing for more than 3 decades he still remains 30 kyu. He's had a range of students, some of whom, while starting as mere single figure kyu players have nevertheless plumbed the depth of 30 kyu themselves under his expert tutelage.
The title of this page does not describe the title of the book. See Kame no itte. I guess the author is as skilled at writing as at go.
See also Baka no itte.