Get Strong At Resigning

    Keywords: Humour

Get Strong At Resigning is the newest addition to the Get Strong series. Written by Tim Brent,KGS15K, the book teaches you how to:

  • Miscalculate the result, and resign a game you're leading by 10 or more points;
  • Quit in disgust after losing a small group;
  • Proper phrases for resignation, including the Hikaru no Go scanlation favourite, "I have nothing" (in the official English editions Akira Toya says "..... I resign...");
  • How to make the right move to cause your resignation;
  • Using resignation as a powerful communication tool
    • When the opponent starts in a wrong corner
    • Resigning first when you think the opponent should have resigned a long time ago
  • Resignation etiquette, including how to time the resignation;
  • Resignation technique, including
    • resigning after a pass
    • not making moves and have the clock resign for you
    • subtle resignation by filling out your own eyes
    • escaping;
  • Several examples of resignation in actual professional games;

See also : D'ohsuji

iopq: This seemed interesting, but I wouldn't buy a book that doesn't teach me how to grab my pant legs at the knees while making a grimace. That's the ultimate resignation technique and I can not settle for any less.

IanDavis: I understand this is covered in Resignation for Beginners

LithiumTwo: I bought this book - but only discovered I was already a master at this (having resigned a game I was winning by.... 3 moves from the end.. the other day :'( )

kevinwm: Don't forget:

  • Resigning in sente

SadSido?: This book is a real gem for every beginner. I spent some time studing it, but now I can say I have mastered the resigning technique. During my games in KGS, I always plan the resignation beforehand and sometimes I really take my opponent by surprise! Also, the book features a pair of handy resigning josekis, which are easy to use and always lead to a fair result for both sides.

Anonymous: I think I can handle most resigning techniques covered. Now I like to go one step further and study partitional resigning. That is resigning a killed group only, and play on for the rest of the goban without feeling sorry for the killed group all the time.

Get Strong At Resigning last edited by Phelan on January 29, 2009 - 21:43
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