Go For Beginners
  • Go For Beginners
  • Go For Beginners
  • Go For Beginners
ISBN: 0394733312
EAN13: 9780394733319
Language: English
Release Date: Mar 12, 1977
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 0.39" H x 7.95" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.31 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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   One of the best!
Though I do think that basic beginners can benefit from other titles before this, this book is a wonderful introduction to the mechanics of the game, after one has a basic understanding of the basics. It is well worth the time and money if you are just starting out and interested in learning more about the game.
I bought Yasunari Kawabata's The Master of Go a few months ago and was so puzzled by the novel that I read Cho Chikun's Go A Complete Introduction To The Game and Iwamoto's Go for Beginners immediately. I started with this book and quite soon I had to stop it was just a little bit too much for a real beginner and sometimes it was hard to read because the print has some minor defects. I gave this book four stars because it is actually a great book, but the problem is that it is hard to read for someone who starts from zero. Once I'm done with Cho Chikun's own primer, I'll go back to Iwamoto's Little Book. I then have the muscle to follow the explanations.
   Nice Go Book
The book is nice, even though I know the introduction of Go already. It was still a good few things that I did not know. Half the book is useful in improving my playing skills and hopefully bringing me to a little higher playing level. This book was used by a library and probably sold to someone when it was closed or a book sale or something. It has intact every stamp and bookshelf numbering. But I don 't like it, I actually like adding old books to my bookshelf. Thanks ''.
   Examples Galore
This book is in the style of most go books in its use of examples an almost every page. For the beginner, this can be difficult to deal with, but is nonetheless important. While it suffers from being only one book, it is a wonderful way to start the path of a beginner, because it feels like you're playing with someone instead of trying to read and remember.
   Simply a prerequisite to playing competative Go
This book will take you from a competative beginner to a complete level within a few short chapters. The diagrams are simple and abundant. Sometimes it is hard to find text in an article, but the diagrams really pull the concepts together. This book explains the basic rules and then introduces the amateur player to simple strategy, something that other books for beginners fail to do. It also has complete, full sample games so that you can see good shapes and simple tactics. This book is a no-brainer for those interested in Go at such low cost.
   I have loved this game ever since my grandmother taught it to ...
I love this game since my grandmother taught me how to teach it to me when I was 10 years old, but it is useful to have an in depth instructional strategy book and this is great for it.
   The best primer to Go
This book by Kauro Iwamoto in 1972 is the single easiest and best book for learning the game of go. The subjects cover all that is needed for the beginner to learn this game and quickly grasp the fundamentals of the game. Includes a demonstration game on a 9X9 board as well as 2 of Kauro's own games, from 1949 against Kitani and in 1926 against Honinbo Shusai. From this book I learned more than any other.
   best intro
The examples are clearly explained, nothing is so difficult a beginner can not understand, at the same time nothing is so easy as a waste of time.
   The best way to learn go
Having played and taught go for 35 years and seen many books come and go, I still consider Go for beginners the best book for introducing the game and teaching some of the basics. Compared to most such books, this is actually fun with some anecdotes.
   This is a great book and is a must for all beginers
I never played or even heard the game play, but when I got this book, I started right away and understood the game completely. The diagrams are somewhat difficult to read, but one must take it up to sink in. This book is a must have for all newbies.