Although this work has now been superceded by Takao Shinji’s Dictionary (K K The 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki), it does not render Ishida’s. It is a thorough updating and complete rewriting of the Yoshio Ishida Dictionary of Basic Joseki published in the mids. It covers not only the long-established. Dictionary of Basic Joseki has 22 ratings and 2 reviews. Manny said: You know those parallel universe stories, where the guy (for some reason, it’s almos.

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Refresh and try again. Thanks so much for the info Dankenzon. Kiana marked it as to-read Sep 17, It was perhaps a bit like the choice between 1. Thu Oct 20, 7: Or, maybe it is the same in engineering? Also, Ishida has many examples from professional play that illustrate when it is appropriate to use the josekis whereas Takao has no such examples. Balladeer rated it really liked it Aug 23, Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Also it was in ditionary infancy when Ishida came out, so I thought it was a good test of how serious the new editors were about including new material.

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This is especially true since the connection at “b”, which has become the main line dictkonary if I look at GoGoD, is very rare with the high extension and does not seem to be mentioned at all in Takao. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I don’t think your evaluation is correct, that’s why I’d like you to take Chapter 1, for example, to substantiate your claims.


I have been curious about the answer ever since the question was first posted. But he adds, “For nearly three and a half decades we have been urged to update the book and when we finally do we get this reaction. These are “basic”, in the sense of “elementary”, josekis.

Doc Hanh rated it liked it Apr 08, Lists with This Book. Now, imagine my red-face if I turn out to be wrong!

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Yes, the same person. Chalmo rated it it was amazing May 20, Certainly there are books on joseki that are more advanced than Ishida ov that give more complete descriptions of the individual joseki than Ishida. Takao states in his introduction that joseki are constantly changing.

On the side, you need The problem with moving to a parallel universe see my review of Volume 1 is that you keep thinking things are going to be the same, and then they turn out to be dichionary different.

Jan 04, Manny rated it it was amazing Shelves: Because of that it is folly to try to include the very latest, still experimental, sequences. In other words, don’t throw your copy of “38 Basic Joseki” away! When the Takao set came out, the Ishida became unavailable as a new book in Koseki. It was immediately obvious, right from the first glance at the table of contents, that Go theory was at least as rich and complex as chess theory.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Takao’s book will be useful to many one dan players. Thu Oct 06, 3: I picked up Volume 1 of Ishida.


You are absolutely correct in the percentages you assign to my terms. I was an extremely serious chessplayer when I was a teenager, and I had read dozens of books on chess theory, particularly opening theory.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. You could argue that the Nihon Kiin noteboks are not books.

I think we all owe John Power and others like him a lot. On the dictinary, you need to fence in three edges, and it’s considerably harder.

Hence you start by bawic stones near the corners. One example of what I was talking about was the Nihon Kiin Joseki handbooks. I bought the first Takao volume and pre-ordered the second. Looks like we will have it middle or late It’s very difficult, but at least you have to try; skill in doing this is a key component of playing strength.

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First, and this was in hindsight obvious, you can’t just think about play in the four corners as being independent of each other. I didn’t have the Ishida so I got the Takao version in Japanese. As usual in Go, the theorists describe it in a way that’s a bewildering mixture of mystic philosophy and concrete calculation.