The Book to Increase Your Fighting Strength at Go

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The Book to Increase Your Fighting Strength at Go
By: Segoe Kensaku
Publisher: Seibundo Shinkosha, 2005 (1st ed.1967)
ISBN10 4416703066, 441670321X
189, 191 pp.

囲碁の力を強くする本 (The Book to Increase Your Fighting Strength at Go) -- A modern classic written by Segoe Kensaku (瀬越憲作); it is still in print after more than 50 years.

The volumes contain 318 problems of varying degrees of difficulty. (Players below 5 kyu might find the majority of them too difficult.) The problems are tesuji problems, but also require reading to some depth. Chikara in the original title specifically means reading abilities in close fights.

The work is comprised of two volumes(ASIN: 4416703066 and 441670321X). It is available from [ext] Amazon Japan and [ext] Kinokuniya.


Lynx: This book is great. It forces you to extend your reading to envision what will happen later. It does so in an enviroment that makes it natural. Everything is straightforward and quite doable if you keep your eye on the prize and focus.

Anonymous: I credit this book along with lessons for taking me from 3k to 2d.

Table of Contents

  • Volume 1
    • C Level: Problems 1 - 22
    • B Level: Problems 23 - 83
    • A Level: Problems 84 - 162
  • Volume 2
    • C Level: Problems 1 - 36
    • B Level: Problems 37 - 84
    • A Level: Problems 85 - 156

Sample Problems

Reading Problem 1

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The Book to Increase Your Fighting Strength at Go last edited by hnishy on November 24, 2022 - 02:33
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