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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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Get Strong at Tesuji

And for those who might be wondering how difficult the 3 star problems are, I am approximately 4 kyu at this time and found them to be manageable. Trivia About Get Strong at Tes Now, this is by no means a complaint, merely an observation.

Aaron rated it really liked it Sep 17, Players often come out of the opening with a clear lead, only to see it dwindle away in the endgame.

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Get Strong at Tesuji (Get Strong at Go Series) by Richard Bozulich

Josh rated it really liked it May 21, The abstract hints in the book can serve as general geg you can ask yourself while playing: Bottom Line Though I was skeptical of the book at first, this book is actually very accessible to beginner and intermediate players though a bit more towards intermediate players who want to practice tesuji. There is a nice repetition of techniques xt are dispersed throughout the book to allow for excellent reinforcement of the technique.


Each problem is rated for difficulty at one of four levels varying from to 1-kyu up to a few dan level problems.

Problem4 stars. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I felt the same way when I first did Get Strong at Tesuji In addition, the diagrams are not complicated, so the solutions are easy to follow.

The problems ranged from 1 star easy to 4 stars difficult. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Some things to look for — sente versus gote, the size of follow-up moves, follow-ups that are sente versus gote, whether stones are cut, whether stones can be cut, the value of tesuui. Such activity can be likened to mental weight training.

Daniel Smith rated it it was amazing Sep 15, But mostly it’s about developing instinctual recognition of shape on the board so that you see the answer before you ask the question. Studying these problems will help you understand when to forgo sente moves for gote ones, or when to go on the initiative with a sente move. I am 20k in KGS, and am not so sure the book is correct.

Again, this is not a criticism of the book, I just wanted to hear opinions from others who have read this book. Problem 1, 1 star.

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The problems in this book illustrate: Although I had read many reviews of both books, I have to admit I was a bit surprised at some of the problems from the Get Strong at Tesuji book. Jimmy Koh rated it really liked it Dec 03, Since you will, in general, want to play bigger moves before smaller ones, being able to determine the size of various moves will go a long way toward increasing your endgame strength.


After the players have mapped out their spheres of influence in the opening, invading these areas is a basic technique of the middle game.

Jump Level Up 2. 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 tesuni

Book Review: Get Strong at Tesuji

In many of the standard patterns presented, small changes are made in the configuration of nearby stones and the effect on the status of the group under siege is illustrated in a series of problems. These were the things that I was missing, at least. Also included are a complete explanation of the status of the bent-four-in-the-corner shape and ten-thousand-year ko.

Problems have a difficulty rating to inform the players how hard the problem is. Though some techniques can be neatly categorized and labelled, it would be impossible to collectively explain every technique that might ever arise in your game.