Go Fundamentals

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Go Fundamentals

Authored by Xiangxia Shi
Translated by Ruoshi Sun

Shi Xiangxia (1710 - 1771), titled guoshou and go saint, was one of the strongest players in the Qing dynasty. His masterpiece, Go Fundamentals, contains 6 games, 12 positions in 257 variations, and 3 poems of pithy formulas on go theory. The "Guiding Formulas for Important Positions" has been enriched with examples taken from all 5 games of the Google DeepMind Challenge Match between Lee Sedol 9 dan and AlphaGo, demonstrating how the profound principles of this great master can be applied even to this day.

The cover image shows a popular opening move considered to be a new invention. However, it was actually conceived and explored by Shi Xiangxia in this book over 200 years ago.

  • Foreword
  • Preface by Deng Yuanhui
  • Preface by Shi Xiangxia
  • Preface by Li Ningshi
  • Guiding Formulas for Important Positions
  • Overview of Four-Stone Games
  • Attacking the Lone Stone (Total 5 Variations)
  • Big Iron Net (Total 15 Variations)
  • Small Iron Net (Total 6 Variations)
  • Empty Corner (Total 30 Variations)
  • Self-Constructed Two-Stone Games (Total 6 Games)
  • Worriless Corner (Total 4 Variations)
  • Overview of Corner Attack
  • Corner Invasion (Total 11 Variations)
  • Corner Seal (Total 8 Variations)
  • Lower Invasion (Total 18 Variations)
  • Cross-Cut Corner (Total 39 Variations)
  • Upper Cross-Cut Corner (Total 36 Variations)
  • Lower Cross-Cut Corner (Total 39 Variations)
  • Great Cross-Cut Corner (Total 46 Variations)

Book description on Sensei's Library: http://senseis.xmp.net/?YiliZhigui
Amazon author page: http://amazon.com/author/ruoshi
About the translator: http://senseis.xmp.net/?RuoshiSun

Publication Date:
1496131576 / 9781496131577
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Games / Board Games

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