Life and Death, by James Davies. Volume 4 of the
Elementary Go Series. Ishi G13/Kiseido K13; 1975.
This is a book teaching you how to play in life-and-death
situations. Each chapter presents a kind of shape that is on the
border between being alive and dead, and tells you when it's
alive, when it's dead, and when that depends on who plays next.
The chapters all have problems testing you on the shapes in the
chapter or presenting closely related shapes.
It's a good book. Don't worry if you give up part way through
- it's draining to read all of a book like this, and any
practice in life and death will improve your go game. If you
like this kind of book but want something more complete look at
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