The dictionary will enable you to perform joseki (established sequences The index below is based on the excellent joseki dictionary Ishida Joseki Jiten. Ishida’s Dictionary of Basic Joseki should suffice for your studying needs. It may not always have the newest cutting edge joseki developments. Although this work has now been superceded by Takao Shinji’s Dictionary (K K The 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki), it does not render Ishida’s.

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To the original question, I think Ishida is excellent. Liam added it Jan 18, I hope the Takao edition will be translated. For example, one of the most important Go terms is ajiwhich literally means “taste”, but is usually translated as “potential”.

Simon marked it as to-read Nov 01, Thom Woosley rated it liked it May 15, This is contrast to a “dictionary” that covers a wide spectrum of moves but doesn’t go into such detailed commentary and focuses more on exhausting the meaningful variations, which would run much more than pages as a result. Lina Skoldmor marked it as to-read Dec 17, Google [Bot] and 2 guests. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Joseki pages at Sensei’s Library

I haven’t yet gotten that book myself; it’s on my list. A new edition in Japanese was published inedited by Takao Shinji.


On the other hand, why not just get both The combination of these two might help you deepening your knowledge and understanding of the joseki sequences in the game of Go. The idea is not just to memorize sequences of moves but try to understand why each move was made, what is wrong with alternatives, and how to take advantage of errors.

Joseki Dictionary at Sensei’s Library

Innumerable variations, positions, judgements and tactics. No trivia or quizzes yet.

As a result these books are usually between – pages. Chalmo rated it it was amazing May 20, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I think 38 is an excellent book. I would just go with something like the Ishida set. Jovany Agathe rated it it was amazing Nov 15, But if you want a smaller book to tote around when you feel like studying joseki, maybe Yutopian’s “Essential Joseki” by Naiwei Rui. Roxanne uoseki it it was amazing Jul 09, I don’t really need such an extensive database right now.

This is a life-long project. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: I knew this principle from experience, but I had never been able to describe it in words. Recle marked it as to-read Sep 24, joxeki Despite what you may think, there really isn’t a good selection of joseki dictionaries that are up-to-date in Asia well, in Korea at least.


K21 Dictionary of basic Joseki 1, Ishida

Customers who bought this item also bought. The amount of joseki is enormous as you will notice while browsing through the overview below. Anthony marked it as to-read Nov 09, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Ian Andrews marked it as to-read Mar 10, There are two aspects to studying joseki. The main reason for choosing an existing index is that it will enable you to study the joseki using these books while using the online dictionary to fetch up-to-date examples of each of the joseki coming straight from the tough battle grounds of professional Go.

Wed May 19, 7: Studying these you can learn a lot about positional judgement, shape, and tesuji. If you have a forcing sequence you can play any time you want, you say that you have aji there. Personally, I really like using a database to see what professionals have actually played in similar joeki I use GoGoD mysself, but others such as SmartGo or MasterGo will serve you just as well for this purpose. It was somewhere between 5k and 1d that the many inaccuracies of eidogo.

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