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Continues from my reviews of Volume 1 and Volume 2. This is particularly important because of the handicap rules. Unlike chess, Go is fortunate in having a natural handicapping system, which works well and is in common use. At the start of the game, the weaker player is given up to nine extra stones, the number depending on the difference in strength. The first four are placed on the points, the next four on the Continues from my reviews of Volume 1 and Volume 2.
The first four are placed on the points, the next four on the fourth-line points intermediate between two corners, and the last one on the central point. The following diagram shows the handicap points. Black started on , but White plays at stone number 1 : Now Black blocks White with 2, but White begins building his little territory with 3. Black can then continue at points a, b or c. The first of these is most usual, after which play typically goes on like this: As you can see, White has got his territory in the corner the Substance , but it is hard for him to make it any bigger.
Black has a wall on the outside the Shadow , which is his compensation. He must get the Shadow and attack. White, who will have superior tactical skill, tries to intimidate Black into playing passively, but if he does he will most often lose. Volume 3 is full of exhortations to the weaker player to believe in himself and his stones, and be aggressive.
You suddenly understand why the Samurai were so keen on Go - it was one of the four traditional Samurai arts. And then read The Master of Go or Shibumi.
Dictionary of Basic Joseki Vol 3
Nikinos Steve marked it as to-read Jun 30, Edge marked it as to-read Aug 16, This is particularly important because of the handicap rules. The following diagram shows the handicap points. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read saving…. And then read The Master of Go or Shibumi. Moreover, the principal advantage of the star-point and the point is that they are not biased in either direction, so one can aim at a rapid fuseki development, especially with the star-point.
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