Art of Connecting Stones, by Wu Piao and Yu Xing. Yutopian Y9; 1996.

This is the first volume in Yutopian's The Art of Go series. It's a collection of problems in five chapters, on Connecting at the Edge of the Board, Linking up by Capturing Stones, Utilizing Support From Friendly Forces, Endgame Moves, and a catch-all chapter. Each chapter starts with easier problems and moves on to harder ones, so you learn by doing. It seems good. It's quite hard, so I'd recommend it mostly for dan-level players or quite strong kyu-level players, but it's nice to see a more advanced tesuji book available in English. The only nit that I have to pick is that the diagrams are really ugly, but you learn to ignore that quite quickly.

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

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