This book is a sort of sequel to Basic
Techniques of Go, but it's quite different in
flavor. Part One introduces eight strategic concepts, namely
miai, aji, kikashi, thickness, korigatachi, furikawari, and
yosu-miru; Part Two contains 72 problems. These are important
concepts, and the discussions can be quite good; for example, I
like the aji chapter and the long example contained in it quite a
lot. I wish people good luck with the problems, especially the
first time you read the book, but I do think that one can get a
lot out of reading and rereading this book, and can get some
things out of it that aren't presented anywhere else.
It was published in both hardcover and paperback. And actually,
I'm not sure to what extend it's fair to call this a sequel to
Basic Techniques of Go; maybe
they're just two go books that have one author in common.
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