Essential Joseki, by Rui Naiwei. Yutopian Y22; 1998.

This book, the first in a planned four-volume series called The Master of Go, is a joseki dictionary. I haven't read it thoroughly (hard to do with a joseki dictionary), but it seems to me to be quite good. It, of course, isn't as thorough as the Dictionary of Basic Joseki, but you don't always want that much material to sift through, and it's much more recent (I believe that it appeared in 1990) so contains joseki that that book leaves out. It'll probably be my first reference from now on for joseki that occur in games that I want to look up.

Update (March 2001): For more comparison of joseki dictionaries, see my review of Jungsuk in Our Time.

Click here to see Yutopian's blurb about the book.

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