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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Ramon Mercado rated it it was amazing Jan 19, If you want to get strong at tesuji, stgong is not necessary to solve difficult problems; rather, it is more important to solve a lot of easy problems.

Mon Dec 31, 6: Get Strong at Tesuji continues the tradition of being a problem book that centers around giving readers numerous opportunities to practice their skills. Nebogipfel rated it it was amazing Feb 15, The material in this part is aimed at stronger players.

To read the introductory chapter. If combined with a study of tesuji and life-and-death problems, your quest to become a dan-level player will be that much easier. In fact, life and death is regarded as so important that apprentices studying to become go professionals are required to spend many hours each day solving life-and-death problems in order to improve their analytical abilities.

The book ends with 28 problems on 11×11 boards which illustrate the interplay between different-valued endgame moves in realistic situations. Tonydowler Dowler rated it really liked it Feb 27, Increased confidence in my ability to identify tesuji in positions that once were obscure to me.


A greater comfort level with tesuji as a whole.

The problem set is overall very accommodating to beginner and intermediate players. Holger Maerz rated it it was amazing Jun 03, Robin rated it it was amazing Nov 12, The discussions look at the solution not only from Black’s point of view but from White’s as well. But mostly it’s about developing instinctual recognition of hesuji on the board so that you see the answer before you ask the question.

As far as I stront, the idea of drilling these problems is to recognise shapes in certain local situations which you can turn to your advantage.

Daniel Smith rated it it was amazing Sep 15, What is the format of the book? It also has to do with giving you more ideas about candidate move selection, i.

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

Each problem is rated for difficulty at one of four levels varying from to 1-kyu up to a few dan level problems. 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. Part Two contains life-and-death problems of positions that arise from josekis and their tesji. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Aniket rated it really stgong it Jan 12, Problem 1, 1 star.

Book Review: Get Strong at Tesuji

Unless you’re already strong in the endgame, expect to do badly. Finally, going back to the start and doing all the problems. Porawet Wonggard rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Luckily for me though, I did not let my dread delay me any longer and Yesuji am so glad that I finally got opened it up!


So I was hoping that this book would give me a better foothold in identifying tesuji in common shapes and positions that might arise in my games. This often requires reading more than six moves deep and keeping a picture in your mind of the resulting positions of all variations.

Get Strong at Tesuji (Get Strong at Go Series)

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. The problems are not categorized in any particular manner, but a new aspect to the design that I found very helpful is the usage of stars in order to designate the problems difficulty. I am 20k in KGS, and texuji not so sure the book is correct.

Accurate analysis, spotting wtrong, and killing or rescuing stones are the backbone of middle-game strength.

Book Review: Get Strong at Tesuji – BenGoZen

Paperbackpages. Very good tesuji challenges for mid-level English-speaking Go players. In addition, the diagrams are not complicated, so the solutions are easy to follow.