So you want to play Go Level 1

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So You Want to Play Go? Level 1
series: So You Want to Play Go?
By: Jonathan Hop
215 pp.

The first level in the "So you want to play Go?" series is intended for beginner players or anyone who is within the 30 - 20 kyu range. The book gives an introduction to the rules, discusses Life and Death, fighting, examples of play on a 9 x 9 board, and also an introduction to basic shapes. The book has 50 tsumego problems in the back to practice with, and also has a wealth of information on the culture of the game itself.

Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1: Beginnings
  • Chapter 2: Play shape like a pro!
  • Chapter 3: Introductory Life and Death
  • Chapter 4: Fighting and Tesuji
  • Chapter 5: Let's Play!
  • Chapter 6: An Introduction to the End Game
  • Chapter 7: Professional Play
  • Chapter 8: The Big Board



So you want to play Go Level 1 last edited by yithril on August 11, 2009 - 23:53
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