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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Melissa Fan rated it really liked it Jun 26, Jun 22, Zacharycbruce rated it really liked it Shelves: Only for ambitious beginners.

For more than twenty years I presumed that I knew the game but my rudimentary knowledge failed to advance until I tried to use this book again. George Caplan Great book, my first as well.

When he explains ko he jumps right into a ko fight and starts talking about using ko threats. This freedom to play at will helps me to keep playing Go even when my concentration loses focus.

Go for Beginners

I’m not an expert on go and this is the first go book I’ve ever read. Chris Wayland rated it it was amazing May 03, I only read the first part though. This is a book that I hope to finally finished reading one day.


After that initial explanation, the author walks us through captures and he does a thorough job with this. Go kzoru Beginners By: Jul 23, Alex rated it really liked it.

Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto

Preview — Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto. I am not the reader I once was due to disability, but I need not stand on the sidelines. I’d advise people to buy this, play lots of games, and work through the Graded Go Problems for Beginn Beignners was my beginnners go book, and so I owe it a lot for starting off a long time love affair. He doesn’t want to scare beginners away. Sat Apr 09, 1: This part of the book will give you a kaor solid Go education as the author gets into various aspects of the game, including play along the side of the board, ladder slife and deathnet s, capturing racessnapbackand so forth.

Paperbackpages. Whether this is the right approach or not will depend on the way in which each reader learns best.

This was the first book I read that described ‘false eyes’ in a way you could dor on sight when looking at a Goban. Trivia About Go for Beginners.

Expect technical explanations with good images. Covers everything you need to start playing. It’s a gem, but needs work and persistence.


Jun 10, Steven rated it really liked bebinners Shelves: It has a little less hand-holding, which can be either good, or bad. Iwamoto starts by talking to those that have never played go befor Only for ambitious beginners.

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I’ve read Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto- what next? I have seen some books on sale on Amazon, but I think I’d much rather trust the opinions of you guys before I buy a book! Simple explanations use graphic anologies to create mental pictures of ideas and Go suggestions that to the novice may seem too complex to iwamoot.

Edit page Forr page 1. I can take my time with this book. The writer is an expert player, and though for most part he writes in simple, friendly language intended for beginners, I don’t necessarily understand all the concept he explains, especially analysis of two professional games at the end. Baduk, made fun and easy.