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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Joseoi, I think this is a very fair review and also agree with the point abo ut joseki study being important. Some people might have not even purchased the book for a silly reason that I have seen many players adopt.

These problems are noseki to expand on the theoretical discussions contained in the first chapters and to explore variations that were omitted in those chapters. We have an odd hybrid of a book, one that is half reference, half lecture.

Nowadays, joseki learners have a choice between buying such variations-orientated books or explanation-orientated joseki books already explaining all the reasons, meanings, concepts and principles. Refresh and try again.

The “basic” in the title lead me to attempt it well before I was ready for it. The former expect the reader to do most of an author’s omitted work. I studied it quite carefully at 8kyu and I have gained a few stones since then with no other study. Return to Book Page.


A Review of 38 Basic Josekis. Its just to give a foundation of joseki to go on from there. In Kageyama’s Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go he essentially states that a player truly starts to become strong when he begins josekj properly use joseki.

Book Review: 38 Basic Joseki – BenGoZen

This way of playing might seem to be unreasonable against a strong opponent, but it will actually make your handicap games basix complicated and your strategic goals more clear. Mar 21, Tim rated it it was amazing.

Same as learning programming, studying semantics beats memorizing syntax. W1nterl0ng rated it liked it Jan 09, The book itself teaches little, except that it shows a useful selection of variations.

Want to Read saving…. Luckily, before reading it, I got Kageyama’s advice to study josekis by trying to understand their moves. Gianluca Chiodaroli rated it liked it May 06, If you are looking to study joseki like absic would for a class, then a good place to start would be the Dictionary of Basic Joseki by Ishida Yoshio.

Book Review: 38 Basic Joseki

I skimmed this at 12 kyu, because a player of that level really should not be trying to memorize joseki. The Endgame To Order by Ogawa Tomoko 4-dan and James Davies The basic skills and strategies of the endgame, using problems, examples, explanatory sections, and actual games.

However, I am still not confident in saying that I know all 38 basic joseki very well.


Just as good as the other books in this series, but probably less essential reading than Tesuji. Textbook Approach Content is organized jlseki a curriculum format and follows a lecture style of writing. Neil rated it it was ok Jan 03, bsic 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.

Subotai, thanks for the review. This is strategically unsound. Mon Mar 11, I still refer to it during my post-game analysis.

38 Basic Joseki

My personal reason at first was because of the first book in the series In The Beginning. In the opening stages of the game, territory and influence are equally important. It’s not a bad read, if you are feeling lost about joseki, but it i Poorly placed in the series. Mon Dec 31, 6: In the second volume of the Elementary Go Series, Kosugi and Davies outline 38 basic joseki gasic players might find helpful in their games.

It’s a good way to get some exposure to many of them.