Get Strong at Tesuji (Get Strong at Go Series) has 34 ratings and 1 review: Published April 1st by Kiseido Publishing Co, pages, Paperback. I had been wanting some more problem/tsumego books and recently picked up Get Strong at Tesuji and Life and Death problems at my. : Get Strong at Tesuji (Get Strong at Go Series) (Beginner and Elementary Go Books) () by Richard Bozulich and a great.

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Max rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Get Strong at Tesuji. Trivia About Get Strong at Tes May 12, Tim rated it really liked it.

By studying tesuji in this way, you will sharpen your intuitive skills to the point that you will be able to find the right tesuji in your games at a glance. The last two sections of this part present a thorough analysis of the comb formation and the carpenter’s square. I’d love to be corrected here, since I know I could be wrong and mostly write this post to see if I am wrong.

Finally, going back to the wtrong and doing all the problems. So based on that analysis, it should be pretty clear that the book is actually very accessible to beginner and intermediate players. Holger Maerz rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Aaron rated it really liked it Sep 17, Google [Bot] and 2 guests.

Get Strong at Tesuji

Such activity can be likened to mental weight training. In fact, life and death is regarded as so important that apprentices studying to become go professionals are required to spend many hours each day solving life-and-death problems in order to improve their analytical abilities. Again, this is not a criticism of the book, I just wanted to hear opinions from others who have read this book. Is this book easy to read?


Unless you’re already strong in the endgame, expect to do badly. Contains easy to intermediate problems of every type of tesuji. I really don’t know though Jovany Agathe rated it it was ok Dec 11, Nebogipfel rated it it was amazing Feb 15, Return to Book Page. Gotta read this one! Zach May rated it really liked it Mar 23, Yanzhang rated it really liked it Dec 14, Josh rated it really liked it May 21, The preface to the book recommends spending about 10 seconds on each problem, solve all the problems on a page and move on to the answers.

By BenGoZen September 28, But mostly it’s about developing instinctual recognition of shape on the board so that you see the answer before you ask the question. Select a forum Life In 19x You might want to see if you can do better than the amateur and perhaps even match the professional’s result after you have studied the contents of this book. The book is well suited to quick work Jimmy Koh rated it really liked it Dec 03, Overall, I am very pleased with the quality of content and level of problems that this book provided.

You will also find that the key to winning handicap games with white is not necessarily to study handicap openings and josekis, but to get strong in the endgame.

Book Review: Get Strong at Tesuji – BenGoZen

And for those who might be wondering how difficult the 3 star problems are, I am approximately 4 kyu at trsuji time and found them to be manageable. In another section the reader is shown when it srtong appropriate to expand his eye space and when he should fall back and play on a vital point. The book primarily consists of 1 star and 2 star problems, an occasional 3 star problem, and only a handful of 4 star problems towards the very end.


But creating or finding vulnerable stones, then attacking them correctly is an equally important technique and one that many amateurs are deficient in. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Provides a lot of opportunities for practice and reinforcement of common tesuji techniques. What aspects can be improved on? Sat Jul 28, 5: No trivia or quizzes yet. To tesuni the introductory chapter. At that point you will be anxious to try out your newly developed skill with your go-playing friends, at your local go club, or on the Internet. Also included are a complete explanation of the status of the bent-four-in-the-corner shape and ten-thousand-year ko.

The abstract hints in the book can serve as general questions you can ask yourself while playing: Increased confidence in my ability trsuji identify tesuji in positions that once were obscure to me. I guess I expected it to be more along the lines of the Tesuji book by Davies, but only filled with problems to solve.

Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Apr 17, Should I just keep on doing that and try to learn by repetition and example, even if I am not quite able to understand why a given solution is the optimal one?