The Middle Game of Go, by Sakata Eio. Ishi G5; 1971.

This book is a sequel to the Modern Joseki and Fuseki volumes. It covers the middle game of four of the games whose openings are discussed in those volumes; however, there is no need to have read the earlier volumes to appreciate this one. My comments for those books go for this one as well, mutatis mutandis.

I have a friend who improved a stone or two while reading this when he was around a 3 kyu. He clearly has more patience than I do, but obviously this book is good for some people.

I believe that this was reprinted by Dietmar Hartung, but I'm not sure. Ishi Press printed both hardcover and paperback editions of this book. It is currently out of print.

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