I was born in 1989. I'm from Spain. DDK. I play in IGS from time to time.
|Table of contents
Some brief notes about books.
First chapter gives an idea of what reading is supposed to be. It deals with several go techniques. There're not many examples, though. It a good idea to look for problems to completely grasp them. I keep wondering many things about reading out moves:
- Do you actually see the moves on the board?
- Are you able to mantain several stones on the working memory while reading more moves? For example, are you able to see a long segments of the ladder while reading it and not 3 or 4 stones? The working memory is supposed to be a limited system... The idea I can think of is that you see several stones as a single unit or block (chucks) so that you reduce the workload. I think if one is able to do this, the ability to manage variations (reading width) should be boost considerably). I think the same applies to being aware of the final positions.
- When playing the endgame do you overlap the images of two possibilities to compare them or you just do the counting?
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One of the first books about Go I read, it gives some advice about how to improve your reading (by reading ladders). It was quite moving at times. It's enjoyable to read even if you are not a very good player.
I have grown to like this book a lot. I was very confused during the opening and I was very disappointed by the opening section of Graded Go Problems for Beginners. It has help me to consider several posibilities. While some other books might give some foundation like "Modern Opening Theory Made Easy", practise is essencial. Even if you don't get the same answer you see how to use the principles and get a feeling of how a good move looks like.
Plenty of tsumego in one convenient package. If you can only have one book, I imagine it would be like this one.
I read this book some years ago and at that time it was quite clarifying for me. Its paperback edition is quite difficult to find in Europe, if not impossible, but I think yutopian is now selling an ebook version through a third party.
Small pamphlets. Interesting, but it does not offers good value for money.
In my opinion the only interesting thing about this book is its accompanying cd with plenty of ladder exercises.
I'll try to organise the books by level. Please note it might well be wrong.
|According to sellers
|Using other sources
|Graded Go Problems for Beginners v.1
|Graded Go Problems for Beginners v.2
|In the beginning
|Go Problems for Kyu Players
|Life and Death
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