In the Beginning

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In the Beginning
Part 1 of the series: Elementary Go Series
By: Ishigure Ikuro
Publisher: Ishi Press, Kiseido?, October 1973 (Kiseido)
ISBN10 4-906574-10-6
ISBN13 978-4-906574-10-0
151 pp.

This book about openings (fuseki), In The Beginning, is the first volume in the Elementary Go Series, published originally by Ishi Press and later republished by Kiseido. The author is Ishigure Ikuro. The cover illustration is problem 6 from the last chapter of the book.


David Carlton's [ext] review.
crux's review

GoTraining: This book is excellent. I have read it and have gained a thorough understanding on building the foundation for my go. I'd recommend it for anyone 20k to 8k however, stronger players are bound to refresh from reading this.

Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 3: Ten Problems

10 whole board problems. In each of the problems, one move stands out as being significantly better than all others. The solution diagram assigns point values to a number of moves. The correct answer is awarded 10 points, all other moves receive less, usually 8 or below.

Sample Problems (Spoiler)

Chapter 3, Problem 7 (White to play)  
Chapter 3, Problem 7 Solution Diagram  

a: 10 points
b: 8 points
c: 6 points
d: 5 points
e: 3 points

The focus of this problem is the pushing battle between the black and white groups in the center of the board. The book contains three pages of explanation with several diagrams regarding several of the moves indicated in the solution diagram.

Game database references. Errata.

In the Beginning last edited by hnishy on November 19, 2022 - 01:21
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