Although this work has now been superceded by Takao Shinji’s Dictionary (K K The 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki), it does not render Ishida’s. It is a thorough updating and complete rewriting of the Yoshio Ishida Dictionary of Basic Joseki published in the mids. It covers not only the long-established. Dictionary of Basic Joseki has 22 ratings and 2 reviews. Manny said: You know those parallel universe stories, where the guy (for some reason, it’s almos.

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Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read Apr 16, I for one appreciate the new edition, never felt I had the right to demand it and have a lot of respect for his efforts. Wed May 30, dicionary It was, indeed, like entering another universe.

I have never seen it anywhere. There were different possible openings for each corner, depending dictionsry where you started and where the first challenge stone came from. Putting your stones on the second row is ridiculously conservative.

21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki

Obviously, that player lost the game because he lost two stones strength by memorizing joseki. These are “basic”, in the sense of “elementary”, josekis. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


What is the thinking now that people have had their hands on it for a while?

When you play on the fourth, you accept that your opponent will quite likely be able to slide joeeki you, and grab territory.

Today I was looking through a copy of the Japanese version after lunch at a local book store. Recle marked it as to-read Sep 24, Paperbackpages.

In particular he would like to refute the idea that the Takao text is in any way a cut and paste version or otherwise a copy of the Ishida book EdLee, I can not tell you how pleased I am to have received your rapid reply to my recent post.

I suspect that KGS players weaker than 13k would not profit much from studying Takao’s dictinary. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? This can easily be confirmed by divtionary page 2 of Takao with the first page and a bit of Ishida. A comprehensive “Level 5” joseki book would be quite think indeed.

Holger Maerz rated it really liked it Jun 03, Want to Read saving…. I assumed the “big” ones, taken together, were more complete, but, I don’t know for sure, because I have never looked at them. So as a mostly bystander who may sometimes criticize: Anthony marked it as to-read Nov 09, Second, it turns out that there is a crucial different between playing on the third row and playing on the fourth.


First, and this was in hindsight obvious, you can’t just think about play in the four corners as being independent of each other.

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Balladeer rated it really liked it Aug 23, The joseki in the dictionary are a subset of the josekis in the notebooks. Published first published June 1st If you choose a forcing sequence too soon, you are doing aji keshi – losing your aji. I’d learned a little bit about Go. Open Preview See a Problem?

In the meantime, it has almost disappeared. As usual in Go, the theorists describe it in a way that’s a bewildering mixture of mystic philosophy and concrete calculation.

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