I thought this book was pretty good and gave me a firm footing on the basics. Although reading some reviews on it online it seems many people. Go for Beginners – Kaoru Iwamoto – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online. An introduction to the rules, strategies and. – Free download as PDF File .pdf ) or view presentation slides online.

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A tad overwhelming and perhaps it would have been less so if I had a Go board next to me. There are lots of choices. The three white stones in Diag. I’d advise people to buy this, play lots of games, and work through the Graded Go Problems for Beginners series as an ideal introduction to the game.

Apr 29, Jenna rated it it was ok Shelves: The second part of the iwamoti goes into topics that other authors leave for a “second book” tackling topics such as loose ladders, sacrifices to gain sente, enclosures and extensions from a strategic perspective, invasions and thickness.

I had dabbled in Go kaofu, but after reading this book it became clear why I had jwamoto been decimated. Alexey Vyskubov rated it really liked it Jan 24, Users browsing this forum: I’m going to have to spend time studying this. I will mention one that is lesser known but newer and excellent: Frank rated it really liked it Oct 15, Nothing too advanced, but kaoeu kind of like taking all of Janice Kim’s Learn to Play Go series and stuffing it into one little book.


I’ve read Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto- what next? Simple explanations use graphic anologies to create mental pictures of ideas and Go suggestions that to the novice may seem too complex to grasp.

Page 1 of 1. I only read the first part though. Many of the exercises I think are a bit too difficult for a raw beginenrs, but it is worth spending time going over them any An excellent introduction to the classic game of go. You can play as fast as you like and your knowledge of the begimners will advance as fast as iwamoho can read more advanced books of ths quality, and as much as you spend time practicing your Go skills with shodan and dan level players who dominate this game that de-emphasizes the concept of competittion.

Feb 15, Alexander Fedorov rated it it was amazing.

I’ve read Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto- what next? • Life In 19×19

It has a little less hand-holding, which can be either good, or bad. Apr 12, Hamdanil rated it really liked it Shelves: The kqoru printing in uses more English terms and fewer Japanese language terms. Iwamoto starts by talking to those that have never played go befor Only for ambitious beginners. Refresh and try again.

There are some comments by the author when going through this first sample game beginnees will make no sense whatsoever to a true beginners, such as threats to the structure.

Paperbackpages. Sat Apr 09, 1: The best introduction to the Go. But this is cheaper, and shorter.


Go for Beginners

Feb 22, David rated it really liked it Shelves: But while learning the game can be as frustrating as it is fascinating, learning the game’s vocabulary and culture is a treat.

For more gradual book-learning, covering iwamotk same material but in much more detail and step-by-step, I would recommend Janice Kim’s series as a starting point.

Jun 10, Steven rated it maoru liked it Shelves: See especially Iwamoto’s explanations on ko fights pp. This book is good but not an easy read. Preview — Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto. To ask other readers questions about Go for Beginnersplease sign up. The text is dense with ideas, so this will definitely need re-reading at some point.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Return to Book Page. Less than I have read this little book since I bought it new soon after it originally was published. Well, if you can not set aside your gadgets, the cheapness of this book enables you to buy digital Go programs for your smart phones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers.

I’d advise people to buy this, play lots of games, and work through the Graded Go Problems for Beginn This was my first go book, and so Iwwmoto owe it a lot for starting off a long time love affair.