The Chinese Opening, by Kato
Masao. Ishi G33/Kiseido K33; 1989.
This is a book on the Chinese opening. In algebraic notion,
black's first three moves are Q16, Q3, and then either Q9 or R9.
It's supposed to be somewhat balanced between influence and
territory, so it's not as biased towards influence as is, say, the
sanren-sei. The chapters in the book are
on The Concept of the Chinese Fuseki, The Star-Point Stone, The
3-4 Point Stone, Large-Scale Frameworks - Building and Destroying,
The Two-Space High Pincer, and The Chinese Fuseki in Action.
I haven't played the Chinese opening much, so I don't have a lot
to say about this book; if you're interested in playing the
Chinese opening, it does seem like a good book. The section on
the magic sword joseki is useful for anybody, especially since
it's not covered in 38 Basic
Joseki. (It is covered in Ishida's dictionary.) This book has just
been reprinted by Kiseido.
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