I thought this book was pretty good and gave me a firm footing on the basics. Although reading some reviews on it online it seems many people. Go for Beginners – Kaoru Iwamoto – Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or view presentation slides online. An introduction to the rules, strategies and. – Free download as PDF File .pdf ) or view presentation slides online.

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Jun 10, Steven rated it really liked it Shelves: Users browsing this forum: Whether this book by Iwamoto is right for you or not will depend on how hard you want to work. I have read this little book since I bought it new soon after it originally was published. I thought this book was pretty good and gave me a firm footing on the basics.

Fpr helps you keep track of books you want to read. Like chess, you can make a Go move anytime you want if playing your machine. For more gradual book-learning, covering the same material but in much more detail and step-by-step, I would recommend Janice Kim’s series as a starting point. Same as other beginner books, this one has exercises at the end of the sections, but these are not only geared towards determining if bgeinners reader understood the basics, since they typically push a little further with challenging situations.


This freedom to play at will helps me to keep playing Go even when my concentration loses focus. He doesn’t want to sc This is a go classic, written by Kaoru Iwamoto, who has kind of an interesting history. A decent beginner book on Go for me having played for a couple of weeks.

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If you want just one book to start learning to play go, Go for Beginners would be a good choice. George Caplan Great book, my first as well. Go for Beginners by Kaoru Iwamoto. The book gives enough information and basic strategy for a newcomer to start playing. I have seen some books on sale on Amazon, but I think I’d much rather trust the opinions of you guys before I buy a book!

Go for Beginners at Sensei’s Library

This is a very dense read. Feb 22, David rated it really liked it Shelves: There is also an appendix with the fpr of Go as they would have been ina glossary, and a list of Go organisations around the world.

He was one of the players of the famous “atomic bomb game” that took place in the outskirts of Hiroshima when the atomic bomb was dropped. This part of the book will give you a very solid Go education as the author gets into various aspects of the game, including play along the side of the board, ladder slife and deathnet s, capturing racessnapbackand so forth.


A good introduction to beginner Go plays. Those that like to learn hands on will love this way of teaching. Jan 23, Dave rated it it was ok.

Master the game of Go. After that initial explanation, the author walks us through captures and he does a thorough job with this. The third printing in uses more English terms and fewer Japanese language terms.

Go for Beginners

Second book of Go was my first book after knowing the basics and play some games and I really liked it. Vaguely explains the game of go. A slim beginners guide to Go with an explanation of the rules, example games with commentary and some elementary tactics.

Go for Beginners last edited by tapir on April 26, – This book is good but not an easy read. I’d advise people to buy this, play lots of games, and work through the Graded Go Problems for Beginn Bo was my first go book, and so I owe it a lot for starting off a long time love affair. I’m not an expert on go and iwmaoto is the first go book I’ve ever read.