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Amazing Happenings in the Game of GoKido Classics, Volume 3:Joseki Basics and in ContextBy Sakata Eio, Ishida Yoshio and OthersTranslated and Edited by Robert J. TerryGo is a game that demands a high degree of intuition and abstract thinking. It is difficult to get a clear grasp on where to place one's stones on the board. In that case, it is a relief to most players thatAmazing Happenings in the Game of GoKido Classics, Volume 3:Joseki Basics and in ContextBy Sakata Eio, Ishida Yoshio and OthersTranslated and Edited by Robert J. TerryGo is a game that demands a high degree of intuition and abstract thinking. It is difficult to get a clear grasp on where to place one's stones on the board. In that case, it is a relief to most players that there exists a large body of information that can be utilized as a guide. Since logic indicates that the most efficient way to begin to take control of the go board is by playing in the corners, manuals of the set moves that have been established as effective there are among the most popular. Studying these set moves, or joseki [literally established stones, i.e., moves], is one of the keys to advancing in strength in go.One thing to keep in mind is the perspective that one brings to the analysis of joseki. Different players see things according to their own perception. A joseki that one considers perfectly fine can be rejected by another as being inferior. Understanding these nuances brings another dimension to one's appreciation of joseki. The inclusion of the evaluations of a number of eminent professional go players in this work provides this benefit as well.Chapter 1Through 50 Years Following the War: Popular Joseki is by Sakata Eio, one of the greatest players in the history of the game of go. He gives an overview of joseki over half a century of play. As a player who was active when some of those joseki were invented, he was in a unique position to evaluate them. In fact, he also recounts the circumstances under which he introduced a new joseki himself into tournament play!Chapter 2Methods for the Practical Application of Joseki by Ishida Yoshio 9 dan was published a year after his massive work, The Dictionary of Basic Joseki appeared to great acclaim in Japan, quickly followed by the English language version. Both sets of books are still in print more than four decades later. That bespeaks the timeless quality of the material. In this chapter of original subject matter, Ishida shows how to use joseki effectively in the proper context.Chapter 3Methods for the Practical Application of Star Point Joseki by Mimura Tomoyasu 7 dan is a similar examination of joseki in the context of the whole board. However, the focus is on the most popular star point joseki used in contemporary play.Chapter 4Joseki Likes and Dislikes by Takagawa Shukaku, Honorary Honinbo is an individual assessment of joseki which considers how a player's unique tastes influence the selection of joseki. Also in this chapter is another essay by Takagawa, The Magic Sword of Muramasa and Masamune.Chapter 5Dead Joseki, Dying Joseki by Kano Yoshinori 9 dan shows how the evolution of joseki over the centuries has relegated once popular variations to the dustbin of history. Here, too, a top professional player scrutinizes joseki from a distinct perspective.Chapter 6Thinking About Joseki by Ishida Akira 9 dan with Konishi Taizo 6 dan drives home the point that joseki must be played with the surrounding positions clearly in mind.Chapter 7Choose Joseki According to the Background by Kataoka Satoshi 9 dan, explains how to play when no joseki actually fits the position.Chapter 8A Tale of Two Joseki dramatically illustrates the agony and the ecstasy of playing joseki from the standpoint of one of the greatest go players in the history of the game, Cho Chikun....

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