Recent Changes to the Go Bibliography
This file contains a list of recent changes to the go
bibliography. For a more detailed list of changes, look here.
- February 13, 2005: Erwin Gerstorfer contributed a guest
review of Goh or Wei
- August 29: Nemesis updates.
- May 31: Added review of Go!
More Than a Game. Various updates to my TODO list and the list of forthcoming books.
(Incidentally, the AOL e-mail problems mentioned below have
- April 7: Corrin Lakeland has given a full review of Enclosure Josekis. Die Mitte des
Himmels has been reprinted.
- March 21: Added reviews of The
Girl Who Played Go and Liping Huang's Problem
Series; added my own comments to review of The ABC's of Attack and
- February 19, 2004: Mentioned problems with AOL
- November 13: Added review of A
Scientific Introduction to Go.
- November 2: Added review of 200
Endgame Problems, and for the second volume of
Learning from the
- August 15: Added more info on the Dictionary of Go
- August 10: Added review of Counting Liberties and Capturing
- August 2: www.gobooks.info is no longer an alias to my
Stanford page. Die Mitte des
Himmels will be reprinted soon.
- May 12: Added review of Making Good
- March 19: Added review of Go as
Communication. Updated Slate & Shell forthcoming
- March 18: Added review of How
to Play Handicap Go.
- March 9: I've added a paragraph about volume 4 of Go Problems for Kyu Level
- January 6, 2003: I've finally added Five Hundred and One Opening
Problems; sorry for the delay.
- December 31: Lots of new forthcoming books. And
apparently Opening Theory Made
Easy has finally been reprinted!
- September 20: Tristan Jones has reviewed The ABC's of Attack and
Defense. Tidied/updated Slate & Shell
forthcoming books info.
- September 18: Added review of Handicap Go.
- September 16: Added link on top page to AGA
index. Added review of Periodigo.
- September 15: Review of Yilun
Yang's Go Puzzles and Keshi and Uchikomi.
Comments by Mats Nygren on 1001
- June 28: Review of The Book of
- June 27: The URL <http://www.gobooks.info/>
now works for these pages. Also, review of Monkey Jump Workshop.
- June 13: Full review for One
Thousand and One Life-and-Death Problems.
- May 17: Galactic Go,
vol. 2, exists. And I finally found a copy of Invitation to Go!
- April 18: Updated Star Point
Joseki review slightly; added preliminary
review for One Thousand and One
- April 17: Added review/rant for Star Point Joseki.
- April 8: Kiseido forthcoming
- March 21: Review for Tricks in
- March 13: Review for Go for
Kids; misc. updates to forthcoming books.
- February 22, 2002: Slate
& Shell forthcoming books update.
- December 3: A couple of forthcoming books updates.
- December 2: Added review for The Go
Player's Almanac 2001.
- November 29: Added review for the amazingly bad An Introduction of Korean
- November 6: Added review for Learning from the
- November 3: Added reviews for Get
Strong at Attacking and Go Problems for Kyu Level
Players. Updated info about Charles Matthews and
S. J. Kim's forthcoming book.
- October 1: Added Robert Jasiek's
- August 28: Updated Slate
& Shell forthcoming books info.
- August 24: Completely rewrote the review for Go Proverbs by David
Mitchell, now that it's available again.
- August 22: Review for Come Up
- August 21: Review for Cross-Cut
- August 10: Review for Masterpieces of Handicap
- August 5: Full page for Life
and Death: Intermediate Level Problems; updated
pages for Improve Your
Intuition and Art of
- July 31: Randy Bradley comments on Get Strong at Tesuji.
- July 30: Tom Rose comments on various go books.
- July 25: Updated the forthcoming
books and to do pages to reflect
books I've acquired recently.
- July 24: Updated review of Get
Strong at the Opening; added others' comments
to the teaching page, Opening Theory Made Easy
(plus some of my own), and Get Strong
- June 19: Full review of Improve Your Intuition.
- May 25: Added entry for Slate & Shell, full
review of Understanding How to
Play Go, and brief page for Improve Your
- March 26: Added entry for the Hankuk Kiwon, and
review of the Hankuk Kiwon Guide
Book and of Jungsuk in Our
Time; in the latter review, I've compared
various joseki dictionaries (to some extent).
- March 23: Full review for How to Destroy and
Preserve; added strength ratings in bibliography by difficulty.
- January 22: Update on forthcoming status of Milton N. Bradley's
Go for Kids.
- January 8: Lots of info about Good Move Press's forthcoming
- January 2, 2001: Full review for Galactic Go, vol. 1, by
Chatterjee and Yang.
- December 21: Added brief page for Galactic Go vol. 1. More
updates to forthcoming books,
and minor revisions to Whole
Board Thinking in Joseki, now that I've read
the second volume.
- December 20: Added page for The
World of Chinese Go, by Guo Juan; updated forthcoming books.
- December 1: Added page for Fuseki, by the Nihon Kiin.
- November 29: The French
bibliography has moved.
- June 29: Review of Pair
Go; I'm all caught up again!
- June 27: Review of How to
Improve Our Go Power.
- June 23: Review of Lee Changho's
Novel Plays and Shapes.
- June 8: Guo Juan's book
on Chinese go is almost done.
- May 15: Charles Matthews
and Seong-June Kim's shape book is almost done.
- March 15: Full review of First
- March 14: Full review of A Way of
Play for the 21st Century.
- February 14: Created pages for A
Way of Play for the 21st Century, Lee Changho's Novel Plays and
Shapes, and First
Kyu. No real content to them, though.
- February 11: Added Cosmic
- January 28: Added comments by Georg Snatzke to Get Strong at the Endgame.
- January 21: Added comments by Patrick Bridges to Go for Beginners,
volumes one and two of Learn to Play Go, Lessons in the Fundamentals of
Go, and Graded Go
Problems for Beginners.
- December 16: Added Teach Yourself
- December 10: Minor updates to forthcoming books page. And new
(and better) Yutopian blurb links for their books.
- December 7: Finished review of Cho
Hunhyun: Life and Master Games.
- November 22: Finished review of Art
of Capturing Stones.
- November 10: Cover pictures of almost everything, thanks to
Pelle Evensen; review of The
Game of Go (thanks to Adam Atkinson).
- November 1: Brief notes on Cho
Hunhyun: Life and Master Games.
- October 22: Reviews of Strategic
Fundamentals In Go and Art of Capturing Stones;
Comments by Steven van Dijk on Learn to Play Go,
vol. 1; comments by John Rae on Master Go in Ten Days.
- October 20: I'm a father, and have been for three months,
which explains some of the delay. Anyways, a few updates on
forthcoming books, comments by
Gaétan Gouge on Go for
Beginners and Go: A
Complete Introduction to the Game, changes to
comments, comments by Dan Schmidt on Cho Hun-hyeon's Lectures on Go
Techniques, comments by Doug Larson on The World of Ki.
- May 12: Added a bit more to reviews of Get Strong at Handicap Go;
- April 14: Added a rumor to the new Other Publishers section
of the forthcoming books page.
- April 13: Created entry for Proverbs, and added more Yutopian forthcoming
- April 12: Added extremely brief review of An Easy Introduction to
Go, and created an entry for Get Strong at Handicap Go.
Also, I'm going to try to be better about the To Do list.
- April 6: New forthcoming info about Yutopian and Kiseido.
- April 2: Updated review of In the
- February 12: More Kiseido and Schaak info.
- January 6, 1999: Planned Kiseido reprints.
- December 28: Added Essential
Joseki and Dictionary of Go
Names; updated The
Second Book of Go.
- December 22: More stuff in the French
bibliography; also added comments by Paul Brennan about
The 3-3 Point and Nie Weiping on Go.
- December 18: More info about forthcoming Yutopian books.
- December 11: New due date for Learn to Play Go,
- December 7: Added new stuff to the French
- October 30: Added comments by Dan Schmidt on All about Life and Death,
EZ-GO, and Graded Go Problems.
- October 29: Added info about a forthcoming book by
Milton N. Bradley.
- October 27: Added link to PDF version of The Way to Go.
- September 17: Fleshed out review of Cho Hun-hyeon's Lectures on Go
Techniques and added review of Winning a Won Game.
- September 16: Officially moved the site.
- August 31: Updated the list of books I'm looking for.
- July 28: Yutopian has
published some new books.
- July 14: Added new stuff to the French
- July 7: Added Cho Hun-hyeon's
Lectures on Go Techniques and mention of
internet edition of On the Rules of
- June 16: New Yutopian
forthcoming books info. Also mentioned the second
edition of Learn to Play
Go, vol. 1.
- June 10: Added review of El Go:
Un Juego Oriental Milenario.
- May 6: Added to review of Rescue
and Capture; changed Yutopian comments.
- April 30: Put in a real review of Learn to Play Go,
vol. 4, and updated the reviews of other volumes in the
series (especially the third
volume.) Also added a thanks list on the top page.
- April 29: Put in real review of Intermediate Level Power
- April 24: Added a bit to the review of Go: A Complete Introduction to the
game, and changed the review of The Magic of Go to point to
- April 21: Added Intermediate Level
Power Builder, and updated Go: A Complete Introduction to the
Game and Learn to
Play Go, Vol. 4: Battle Strategies.
- April 20: Added Kambayashi's
Go Game for Beginners.
- April 17: Added info about forthcoming Yutopian
publications, and some interesting comments by Tim
Jennings about Takagawa's books.
- April 16: The First Book of
Go is out of print, alas.
- April 2: Added uninformative page on Learn to Play Go,
vol. 4; deleted some of the old forthcoming
- March 9: Added link to some similar pages for books in
- February 23: Expanded review of Get
Strong at Life and Death and updated Learn to
Play Go v.4 status.
- February 10: Added Go: A Complete
Introduction to the Game.
- January 31: Added How to
Play Go Game.
- January 23, 1998: Added comments by Lukas Biewald on various
of the books.
- December 30: Added info about planned Kiseido
- December 19: Added Rescue and
Capture. Also updated Graded Go Problems v.1, Attack and Defense, and
Frameworks entries to reflect the fact that
they'd been reprinted.
- December 15: Added Rescue and Capture info to
- November 25: Updated Ishi
- November 24: Added brief review of Get Strong at Life and
Death. Added some Kiseido forthcoming
books info. Added to review of Steppingstones to Go.
- November 20: Added more to my review of The 3-3 Point; also added
comments by Dan Schmidt to reviews of Attack and Defense, Handicap Go, The Power of the Star
Point, The 3-3
Point, and Tesuji and
Anti-Suji of Go.
- November 12: Added rumor about a book about Cho Hunhyun to
be published by Nemesis
- November 10: Added rumor about some books of Go Seigen to be
published by Yutopian.
- November 7: Fully fleshed out my review of Fighting Ko.
- November 6: Added mention of Instant Go to my
review of EZ-GO.
- November 2: Added some stuff to my review of Get Strong at the Endgame.
- October 31: Removed my review of the Perec book, since Didier has reviewed it.
- October 28: Updated difficulty levels for the Graded Go Problems series.
- October 21: Changed over to using style sheets to set the
background color. This shouldn't affect those of you who are
using newer browsers; if you're using an older browser and the
background color for these pages just changed, that's why. If
you liked it the old way and can't upgrade browsers, sorry
about that; you may want to consider changing the default
colors in your browser.
- October 17: Yutopian will be publishing a book called
Essential Joseki, and Kiseido will be printing a
new edition of The Magic of
- October 16: Yutopian really will be publishing a second
edition of The First Book of
Go, it seems. And Kiseido really has reprinted
volume one of Graded Go Problems for
- October 15: Updated some rumors about books from Kiseido and Schaak.
- October 13: Added mention of volume 2 of Whole Board Thinking in
Joseki, and added some more comments to its
review. Also, I changed the address of that page to
whole-board.html rather than wb1.html;
update your links.
- October 10: Added a review of Invitation to Go.
- October 7: Added a review of Igo
- October 3: Added comments by Tim Hunt to the review of Get Strong at Joseki.
- October 2: Added comments by Elliott Pitilon to the review
of The First Book of
- September 23: More books were added to the French bibliography.
- September 21: Added review of The First Book of Go,
lengthened the reviews of Go for
Beginners and The
Magic of Go, and added more comments about the
relative merits of different beginners' books here.
- September 16: Added review of Beauty and the Beast.
- August 15: Added reviews of Get
Strong at the Endgame and How to Play Go.
- August 11: Added new forthcoming books info for Schaak and Kiseido.
- June 29: Updated review of A
Compendium of Trick Plays.
- June 25: Created this file. Got rid of most of the
rumors about Yutopian's
forthcoming books; here's why.
Updated publication info on the Graded
Go Problems for Beginners series. Changed my
want list in this file
- June 24, 1997: added entry for The Vital Points of Go;
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