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Book Review: Tesuji Problems – BenGoZen

A four-space eye has five liberties. There’s no ko in the opening.

My opponent’s key point is also my key point. Some of these terms are rather esoteric to the non-Japanese. Teuji, there are some rather tricky ones strewn throughout. On the side, eight live and six die. Each problem demonstrates a basic principle tesujii opening play. Defending a weak group takes priority over big opening moves.

When fighting a ko, start with adjacent ko threats. If you lose four corners, resign. There are two approaches to presenting tesuji problems.

Two most common questions: Good and Bad Shape Principle Don’t push into a knight’s move. Mon Dec 31, 2: A bit of both? It continues by contrasting the concept of thick stones with that of thin stones, and finally tesumi are heavy stones and what are light stones, and how these relate to the important concept of sabakiwhich is essentially a method of making good shape.

Be the first to capture the ko. The carpenter’s square lives in a ko.

Every tesuji presented in this book can be found in the first 50 problems. The plum-bowl shape is as solid as a rock. Fight Like a Pro — The Secrets of Kiai To order by Rob van Zeijst and Richard Bozulich Kiai is a concept that has received scant systematic attention in the go literature, even though it is often referred to in game commentaries. After the opening phase ends, difficult decisions must still be made in the middle game: I personally view it as a stepping stone to the Segoe tesuji dictionary, and really like the material, and the fact it’s not organized by themes.


Is this book a hard book for sdk on tesuji or did I just find my weak spot?

Well K74 is a book that seems to be readable if you’re about 5kyu, so it’s definately worth studying. Even in positions where brute-force analysis is required in determining whether a group lives or dies or trying to increase your liberties texuji a capturing race, certain principles can tssuji valuable hints for finding the key moves. Some problems are solved by a single move, whereas the solution diagrams for others involved a series of 15 or more moves see problems and in the Sample Problems section below.

In the final problems you are asked to find moves in positions that confronted professionals in their games. It is recommended teeuji you make an effort to solve each problem before looking at the answer, but don’t spend too much time on them. It is not an easy task: Sensei’s Library does not have information for this book on its useful “Problem Book Grades” page.

Book Review: 501 Tesuji Problems

Solving problems should be comfortable and enjoyable, not stressful and torturous of course there are a few exceptions Each of the 45 possible tesujis are included within the first 50 problems presented. The rectangular six on the side is unconditionally alive. The second chapter presents detailed analyses of games played by top pros, showing how they build and defend moyos and how they attack them.


The first two chapters show the reader how to evaluate a ko, and Chapter Three shows what the value of a ko threat should be. Be willing to transfer a moyo tesuj one part of the board to another. There are two approaches to presenting tesujis problems. Going through the tesujis in this book will be like getting a tesuji experience in tezuji.

Ko is the most intriguing aspect of prohlems.

Mastering the Basics 501 Tesuji Problems Vol 4

Before fighting a ko, count the number of ko threats. It may be easy to find it, but often it is hard; it might be a quite common tesuji, but it could be one of those that rarely occur. The problems in this book focus prroblems technique and reading, not on standard corner positions.

If you try to read absolutely everything before checking answers, might be too hard. It is much better to go through problems you are comfortable with and getting through many of those done than to crawl at a snail-pace over problems that fly over your head.