New Haengma Dictionary
New Haengma Dictionary (행마 新 사전), also known in English as Dictionary of Basic Shapes, is a korean language book with commentary by Seo Neung-uk published August 1998 by Up To. 518 pages. ISBN: 8970671625. The book begins with the addition of one stone in immediate contact with another stone of the same color, immediately followed by 36 examples using this move. The same treatment is provided for the diagonal with 64 usage examples, the one space jump with 50 examples, the knights move with 30 examples, the remaining examples cover the large knights move, the two space jump, three space extension, and diagonal jump for a total of 197 usage examples.
The book is volume 5 of a 12 book series entitled New Baduk Dictionary Series. The cover art is the same for all volumes; only the background color changes from volume to volume.
Calvin: I have this book, having purchased it from Velirun's badukbooks.com before that site went defunct. It's excellent for the mid-kyu level, and does not require really any Korean to understand. Since the word haengma is overused, I should clarify that this book contains examples of the basic moves for developing stones. There are lots of examples of when you would nobi, use a diagonal move or a one point jump. The larger jumps, such as ogeima, get relatively little coverage. Examples are taken from both jungsuk and whole board positions.
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Bill: Just a note. This is a book about haengma. That's not the same thing as shape