Elementary Go Series – Volume 2 – 38 Basic Joseki – Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. By Kiyoshi Kosugi and . 38 Basic Josekis lays out the 38 most commonly used joseki in go. It is broken down into seven chapters that discuss one type of joseki, from. 38 Basic Joseki has 79 ratings and 9 reviews. Aniket said: Poorly placed in the series. Players at the right level for In The Beginning and Tesuji probab.

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The former expect the reader to do most of an author’s omitted work. Its just to give a foundation of joseki to go on from there. Contains unique josekis such as how to handle a invasion if you already have a one point jump. For DDK this book can be merely a reference when you don’t understand how a certain joseki works. Paulus Germanus rated it it was ok Jan jkseki, The correct strategy for Black in handicap games is to place priority on building joeeki and to use this influence to relentlessly attack.

Tue Mar 12, 9: Later, I made a similar experience with the Ishida.

38 Basic Joseki (Elementary Go Series, #2) by Kiyoshi Kosugi

What I have done for the past 38 days is that everyday I would complete one section, one joseki. However, kyu-level players lack the ability and the confidence to play an influence-oriented game; instead of taking chances on positions in which the territorial boundaries are not clearly defined and are often wide open, they prefer to build iron-clad territories in the corners and on the sides.


Certainly, 38 joseki isn’t remotely exhaustive, but the point of joweki book is to explain why certain positions are joseki. Just as good as the other books in this series, but probably less essential absic than Tesuji. Covers the principles and methods of opening play starting with the very first moves of the game.

Book Review: 38 Basic Joseki

The fourth chapter includes four games played by professional against strong players. It’s a good way to get some exposure to many of them. It is not laugh-a-minute stuff, either.

I play a lot of slower games on Dragongo and quite often consult these volumes between moves. My problem with the book is that it could be called 38 Classic Josekis.

Recle rated it really liked it May 08, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Luckily, before reading it, I got Kageyama’s advice to study josekis by trying to understand their moves.

Tesujis are the tactics of infighting, and here are over examples and problems aimed at training the reader to spot the right move in any situation. You might pick up a thing or two here and there, but for most players it will be rather difficult to apply it to your own games since the position always changes.

38 Basic Joseki

If you don’t really know much of any joseki its a fine book to get a basic ideas of how joseki work. It is broken down into seven chapters josfki discuss one type of joseki, from joseki that start on the point to the point.

Google [Bot] and 1 guest. Neal Wright rated it really liked it Feb 19, I studied it quite carefully at 8kyu and I have gained a few stones since then with no other study. Mark Gerads rated it it was jodeki Nov 18, A player who is willing joseeki study the variations and commentary in this book will be able to apply those principles even when the s I skimmed this at 12 kyu, because a player of that level really should not be trying to memorize joseki.


Is this book easy to read? Want to Read saving…. For reference book of joseki there much better ones.

Select a forum Life In 19x Same as learning programming, studying semantics beats memorizing syntax. Through this method of studying I now feel that I have a much better grip on joseki, as to when and when not to use them and even more importantly going through the book I bsic understand the natural moves of play.

This comes from not looking at the whole board bxsic understanding the direction of play. This is the first book on the opening that every beginner should study. In the opening stages of the game, territory and influence are equally important. This book can be useful even for low dans because even at that rank players wouldn’t know all of the joseki and their variations joeski ranks based on the kgs ranking system.

It stresses understanding over memorization, which I liked. However, I am still not confident in saying that I know all 38 basic joseki very well.