Yang Yilun's Ingenious Life and Death Puzzles, by Yang Yilun. Two volumes. Yutopian Y14, Y15; 1996, 1997.

This is a collection of 200 life-and-death problems, broken up into Elementary, Junior, Senior, and Advanced sections. I haven't done more than glance at it; the only comment that I have so far is that even the elementary problems seem somewhat difficult, so I wouldn't read these books until you're a strong kyu player. (Indeed, the foreword suggests that the first two sections are for 1-5 kyu and the other sections are for dan players, and even then could be difficult.)

Click here and here to see Yutopian's blurbs about the book.

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david carlton <carlton@bactrian.org>

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