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New Publications

The Road Map to Shodan
by Rob van Zeijst and Richard Bozulich

The Road Map to Shodan is a new series of go books whose aim is to provide the novice player with the strategic principles and tactical skills to rise to the level of an expert player (shodan or 1-dan).

Strategic knowledge and tactical skills are of equal importance in go. Since brute-force analysis (or reading) is next to impossible in the opening, strategic principles are emphasized. The fastest way to improve one's opening skills is to learn how to build thick positions, then to turn the influence of these positions into territory. This may seem paradoxical to the beginner, as go is a territorial game, but go is also a strategic game and influence is an overriding concern.

Reading and analytic skills are developed in the life-and-death (K84) and endgame (K15 and K57) books, while one can develop their intuitive powers through the study of tesuji (K85). Click the code number for a more detailed description of each book.

K82: Handicap-Go Strategy and the Sanrensei Opening US$21;   €17.50;  ¥2,100
K83: The Basic Principles of the Opening and Middle Game US$21;   €17.50;  ¥2,100
K84: The Basics of Life and Death US$24;   €19.50;  ¥2,400
K85: A Survey of the Basic Tesujis US$24;   €19.50;  ¥2,400
All the above books are now available.
Other volumes in this series are in preparation.

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The 2014 Ten-Game Match
between Lee Sedol and Gu Li
by Rob van Zeijst and Michael Redmond 9-dan (Part Two)

K92: Part One: Games One to Five US$25;   €20.00;  ¥2,500
K93: Part Two: Games Six to Eight US$25;   €20.00;  ¥2,500

List of Kiseido Books Currently in Print

Learning the rules

K50: Go: A Complete Introduction to the Game US$15;   €14.00;  ¥1,500
by Cho Chikun

After learning the rules

Graded Go Problems for Beginners
by Kano Yoshinori 9-dan

K46: Graded Go Problems for Beginners, Vol. 1 US$22;   €19.50;  ¥2,200
K47: Graded Go Problems for Beginners, Vol. 2 US$22;   €19.50;   ¥2,200
K48: Graded Go Problems for Beginners, Vol. 3 US$22;   €19.50;   ¥2,200
K49: Graded Go Problems for Beginners, Vol. 4 US$22;   €19.50;  ¥2,200

K36: Opening Theory Made Easy US$18;   €16.50;  ¥1,800
K02: Basic Techniques of Go US$18;   €16.50;   ¥1,800
K28: Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go US$18;   €16.50;  ¥1,800 

The Elementary Go Series
For those who want to become dan-level players, the Elementary Go Series is must reading. In these seven volumes every aspect of the game is covered. Considered by many to be a masterpiece of go writing.

K10: Volume One: In the Beginning US$18;   €16.50;  ¥1,800
K11: Volume Two: 38 Basic Josekis US$18;   €16.50;  ¥1,800
K12: Volume Three: Tesuji US$18;   €16.50;  ¥1,800
K13: Volume Four: Life and Death US$18;   €16.50;  ¥1,800
K14: Volume Five: Attack and DefenseUS$18;   €16.50;  ¥1,800
K15: Volume Six: The EndgameUS$18;   €16.50;  ¥1,800
K16: Volume Seven: Handicap GoUS$18;   €16.50;  ¥1,800

Graded Go Problems for Dan Players
This new series of books is a translation of a popular Nihon Ki-in collection for aspiring dan players. It is designed to provide low-kyu and low-dan players with the essential grounding in the basics of life-and-death, tesuji, the opening, joseki, and the middle game needed to develop deep and accurate reading and the intuition to compete as dan players. The level of the problems starts at around 5-kyu and, through the whole series, works up to 7-dan.

Volume Six: 300 Joseki Problems, 3-dan to 7-dan will be published on July 15, 2016.

K61: Volume One: 300 Life-and-Death Problems
    5-kyu to 3-dan
US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K62: Volume Two: 300 Tesuji Problems
    5-kyu to 3-dan
US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K63: Volume Three: 300 Joseki Problems
    1-dan to 3-dan
US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K64: Volume Four: 300 Life-and-Death Problems
    4-dan to 7-dan
US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K65: Volume Five: 300 Tesuji Problems
    4-dan to 7-dan
US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K66: Volume Six: 300 Joseki Problems
    3-dan to 7-dan
US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K67: Volume Seven: 256 Opening and Middle Game Problems
    1-dan to 7-dan
US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700

Mastering the Basics Series
Along with playing games, practice is essential for mastering go technique, namely, practice in analyzing positions and reading out all their variations. However, the practice players get from their games is limited, whereas problem books can give the amateur go player a vast variety of positions that might occur in their games. Practice also keeps the mind sharp and in top form. This is the reason professionals are always solving problems.
Practice must also include repetition if it is to be effective. If you have to find the same kind of tesuji in similar patterns over and over again, spotting that tesuji in a game will become second nature.
It is the purpose of this series to provide a vast number and a large variety of problems -- in every phase of go, from the opening to the endgame -- for amateur players to practice their go technique. To accommodate so many problems, the explanations are minimal and limited to either illustrating a fundamental principle or a tesuji.
The problems are not hard; they range from very easy to moderately difficult. A dan player should be able to solve them within a minute, sometimes on sight, but it may take a bit longer for kyu-level players. But even if you are a dan player, solving these problem will keep your go sharp and give you the competive edge needed to win your games.

K71: Volume One: 501 Opening ProblemsUS$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K72: Volume Two: 1001 Life-and-Death Problems US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K73: Volume Three: Making Good ShapeUS$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K74: Volume Four: 501 Tesuji ProblemsUS$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K75: Volume Five: The Basics of Go Strategy US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K76: Volume Six: All About Ko US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K77: Volume Seven: Attacking and Defending Moyos US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K78: Volume Eight: Fight Like a Pro -- The Secrets of Kiai US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K79: Volume Nine: An Encyclopedia of Go Principles US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700
K80: Volume Ten: Close Encounters with the Middle Game US$27;   €25.00;  ¥2,700

Problem books to make you an expert player

The Get Strong at Go Series

Written, compiled, and edited by Richard Bozulich

These problem books cover every phase of the game from the opening to the endgame. Each contains more than 170 problems ranging in difficulty from elementary to advanced, so they can be used by players from 25-kyu to dan level. By studying go in this problem format, you will not only learn the basic principles as to why moves are made, but you will also train yourself in thinking through and analyzing the positions that arise in your games. Diligent study of this series will lay the foundation for becoming a strong player.

K51: Get Strong at the Opening US$21;   €19.50;  ¥2,100
K52: Get Strong at Joseki, Volume 1 US$21;   €19.50;  ¥2,100
K53: Get Strong at Joseki, Volume 2 US$21;   €19.50;  ¥2,100
K54: Get Strong at Joseki, Volume 3 US$21;   €19.50;  ¥2,100
K55: Get Strong at Invading US$21;   €19.50;  ¥2,100
K56: Get Strong at Tesuji US$21;   €19.50;  ¥2,100
K57: Get Strong at the Endgame US$21;   €19.50;  ¥2,100
K58: Get Strong at Life and Death US$21;   €19.50;  ¥2,100
K59: Get Strong at Handicap Go US$21;   €19.50;  ¥2,100
K60: Get Strong at Attacking US$21;   €19.50;  ¥2,100

Refining your go technique

K69: Cosmic Go:
A Guide to Four-Stone Handicap Games
US$18;   €14.00;  ¥1,800
by Yang Huiren and Sangit Chatterjee
K26: The Direction of PlayUS$18;   €16.50 ¥1,800
by Kajiwara Takeo
K29: Reducing Territorial Frameworks US$18;   €16.50 ¥1,800
by Fujisawa Shuko
K33: The Chinese OpeningUS$18;   €15.00 ¥1,800
by Kato Masao 9-dan
K45: Positional JudgmentUS$18;   €16.50 ¥1,800
by Cho Chikun

Joseki and Fuseki Dictionaries

K41: 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki, Volume 1 US$60;   €50.00;  ¥6,000
K42: 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki, Volume 2 US$60;   €50.00;  ¥6,000
by Takao Shinji 9-dan

K81: A Dictionary of Modern Fuseki: The Korean Style US$43;   €39.00   ¥4,300

Game Collections

K01: Invincible: The Games of Shusaku (soft cover) US$65;   €50.00;  ¥6,500

K91: Modern Master Games, Volume One US$35;   €30.00; ¥3,500
by Rob van Zeijst and Richard Bozulich,
        with historical notes by John Power
K07: The 1971 Honinbo Tournament US$21;   €16.00; ¥2,100
by Iwamoto Kaoru 9-dan
K70: The World of Chinese Go US$18;   €14.00;  ¥1,800
by Guo Juan
PP01: Tournament Go 1992 US$30;   €27.00;  ¥3,000
A yearbook of Japanese professional go
translated and compiled by John Power

Everything you want to know about go

K40: The Go Player's Almanac 2001 US$30;   €23;  ¥3,000
edited by Richard Bozulich

Go World back issues

Go World was a quarterly magazine covering the international go scene,
with 129 issues published from November 1977 to February 2013.
Each issue contained comprehensive news coverage of all major go events
in the world, in depth commentaries of games from international
and national tournaments, and instructional articles.
All back issues from #72 and some earlier ones are currently available.

GWA: Go World #72-#129 US$8.00 each;     ¥800 each.

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