100 Challenging Go Problems for 100 Days of Study, by The Nihon Kiin. Yutopian Y5; 1995.

This book contains 100 problems from Kido magazine's "Challenge Corner". I've looked at the problems at the beginning of the book, and they're quite hard; I'm an AGA 2 kyu, and I was pretty flummoxed by them. Basically, if you have a hard enough time figuring out where the big area to play is and what a standard move to play there is then this book isn't for you, because the problems are subtler than that. But if you're dan-level, give it a shot; I suspect that it's pretty good, but I'd appreciate it if strong players could give me feedback on how they feel about it.

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

Tom Rose (BGA 4k) says:

I started to work seriously at Go a few months ago, rated 10kyu (BGA). I looked at this book and couldn't do a single problem. I am now 4kyu and still can't score better than chance on these problems. I have tried some of the problems out on my stronger friends. Every level from 3kyu to 3dan. None of them can do any of the problems I showed them.

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david carlton <carlton@bactrian.org>

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