Book review of Maeda’s Tsumego Volume 1, by the Nottingham Go Club. The book is suitable for players from kyu to 4-kyu. problems. MAEDA Newly Selected Tsumego Problems for k, , download here. MAEDA The God of Tsumego VOL.1, , (member only). I’m thinking of asking my better half for Maeda’s 3 volume tsumego from amazon. for my birthday (the reprinted all-in-one edition). I would.

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Tsumego problems have been found in Chinese books dating back to around the 13th century. This volume is the first in a three volume set, published inby tsumego author and 9-dan professional Maeda Nobuaki From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tsumdgo players from Europe and US are often dan level in Japan.

To benefit from the books it is not necessary to be able to read these text parts. In any case there can be differences between the three types of rank for the same person. Maera Sep 06, 5: Maeda was considered a master tsumego composer and these three volumes are true classics. His play deteriorated less with speed than mine though. From 2k, I played as a 2d and went Sun Sep 07, Previous topic Next topic.

Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. The books are lovely and although I don’t read any Japanese I haven’t had a problem with them – at least not caused by the language barrier. Shipping costs aside, I think that yen is quite reasonable, considering inflation and the original cost of the set.

The problems may be to live, kill or, occasionally, escape to the outside. I actually thought from maedx it on Amazon that the dark blue box WAS the book, and it turns out that it’s just a box! I think Maeda’s three tsumego books are in Japanese only, and I do not know where to buy them.


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Ko is sometimes a solution. Select a forum Life In 19x This site uses cookies. When the books came out, Japanese ranks were at least 2 stones stronger than today.

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He was willing but couldn’t face doing that as a 2-kyu madea he put in a bit of effort so that he could get a 1-dan diploma he could brag about to his country cousins. Yeah, is more like it, eh? They range from situations that occur quite commonly, which every strong player ought to be familiar with, to deliberately difficult puzzles. If only part of the board is shown, as is usually the case, the rest of the board can be assumed to be empty. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: I would find it really helpful if anyone who has the book would mind taking a pic of a page or two so meada I can get an idea about how much Japanese is in the book as I can’t read itand maybe a problem from volume 1 and a problem from volume 2 or 3 so I can get an idea about difficulty level.

OC, there is a plethora of problems available to Asian players, as well.

Notify me of new comments via email. I found the Slate and Shell book available here if you want a physical version. When I was in Japan in the late s an amateur shodan took 7 stones from a pro in a teaching game which means that 7 stones would have maedaa been enough in a serious game.


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The objective is to kill a group or prevent it from being killed. Fri Apr 20, 2: I took some quick pictures of my copy. These are not easy problems. My own experience is also that I mostly have to play 3 or 4 grades higher in Japan, tsu,ego I don’t think that it is in any way linear. Select a forum Life In 19x Perhaps I missed, but I don’t think anybody mentioned that the Maeda series is rather old-fashioned in that it uses hiragana a Japanese syllabary writing system instead of western letters A-B-C to mark position in the diagrams.

Wed Sep 10, 9: You are commenting using your Facebook account. It would be interesting to read the commentaries though but well worth owning. I’ve just had the books ordered so I’ll let you know if the books survive their journey only to be destroyed during extraction from the tsumegl box.

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Often, the solution to a problem is a ko. I’d never heard of the iroha ordering for the kana. I gather the Nihon Ki-in’s own regular 4-dan members are also pretty solid by our standards.

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At the opposite extreme I’m not sure how much the famous old sandbagger syndrome of the Hiroshima 4-dan still applies – even pros tell of being sandbagged on the islands there – but I suspect the tradition lives on and can probably be found also in pockets such as Shizuoka or Sapporo.