Book review of Maeda's Tsumego Volume 1, by the Nottingham Go Club. The book is suitable for players from kyu to 4-kyu. problems. Tsumego (詰碁) is the Japanese term for a type of go problem based on life-and-death. See also. Nobuaki Maeda · Yilun Yang. Maeda's tsumego book is a must for the average go player wanting to sharpen reading accuracy skill. In a hectic game, even a strong might misread this.
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Maeda Tsumego Volume 1
Several conventions are used in maeda tsumego problems. The objective is to kill a group or prevent it from being killed.
Tsumego problems are common in newspaper columns. Tsumego problems have been found in Chinese books dating back to around the 13th century. Each problem has a hint, in Japanese, such as "Use White's single stone to spoil Black's eye shape", or "Use two White stones as a sacrifice".
These problem collections are distinguished by their coverage of basic maeda tsumego tesuji through imaginatively maeda tsumego problems.
Maeda Tsumego Volume 1 | Nottingham Go Club
Many of the shapes could occur in actual play. Ever since they were first published they have been considered musts for serious go students. maeda tsumego
I bought maeda tsumego in Japan last year and studied the first two volumes a few times each. I'd like to add that these notes in the book are in japanese amateur ranks, which are much weakers than ours. I'd say, in KGS ranks: