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Go for Beginners

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Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto
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Mar 12, 1977 | 160 Pages
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    Mar 12, 1977 | 160 Pages

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Table Of Contents

Preface 7
Introduction by John C. Stephenson, President, American Go Association 8

Part I: The Rules of Go
1: Demonstration Game 15
2: Capture 22
    Liberties 22
    Solidly Connected Stones 23
    Suicide is Illegal 27
    Ko 28
    Life and Death 35
    False Eyes 38
    Seki 44

Part II: Elementary Tactics and Strategy
3: At the Edge of the Board 51
4: Shicho 61
5: Geta and Loose Shicho 64
6: Semeai 64
7: Snap-back and Shortage of Liberties 73
8: Life and Death 77
    Eye Shape 77
    The Death Blow from Within 80
    The Death Blow from Without 81
    Cutting Points 82
    Throw-in Plays 83
    Me Ari Me Nashi 84
    Bent Four in the Corner 85
9: General Strategy 93
    The Corners are Important 93
    Shimari 94
    Extensions 96
    Kakari 99
    The 3-3 Point Invasion 102
    Hasami 103
    Make Territory While Attacking 104
    Thickness 105
10: Ranks and Handicaps 109
    Improving One’s Playing Ability 114
11: Example Games 117

Appendix: The Rules of Go 135
Glossary 137
National Go Associations 139
American Go Contact List 141
Bibliography 147
About the Author 149

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