Pure and Simple - Takao's Astute Use of Brute Force
Pure and Simple: Takao's Astute Use of Brute Force, English translation (by Robert J. Terry) of a book by Takao Shinji, 正々堂々 高尾の力学 (Sei Sei Dou Dou Takao no Rikigaku) from the series Selected Readings for Dan-level Players, published by Hinoki Press.
It appears that the book consists of 21 fuseki diagrams taken from professional title tournaments, each is called a theme. The reader is asked to find the correct continuation of play from the theme diagram. Correct and ineffectual continuations are presented using four diagrams per theme.
- Chapter 1: Building Up Power
- Chapter 2: Releasing Power
- Chapter 3: Playing Simply
- Chapter 4: Taking the Honinbo Title
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Thad Is this book translated by the same person who translated Yoda's book? I feel there is a lot of good stuff in there but the translation strongly detracts from it. (If anyone knows what "Crude move used by players enamored with their own strength" is translated from, I would appreciate it.)