A fundamental technique that every go player must learn is how to use thickness to make territory, and the fastest way to master this technique is to study handicap go. This is because the handicap stones on the star points are influence oriented, so you must play for thickness and central influence instead of immediately going for territory. Moreover, your initial advantage as black in a handicap game makes it easy to build thickness and, since White will have weak stones, you can use your thickness to attack them while making territory.
Get Strong at Handicap Go is the book that will show you how to do this. The problems are taken from actual games and there are two to four problems for each game. In this way you can see where Black went wrong and how White took advantage of Black's mistakes. For this reason these problems will be useful even for stronger players who want to improve their ability in giving handicaps. All the standard handicaps are covered, from nine to two stones, so whatever your strength, you will find the material in this book invaluable.
List of Content
v Some Important Terms and Concepts
001 Eight- and Nine-Stone Handicaps
003 Problems 1-38
046 Six- and Seven-Stone Handicaps
047 Problems 39-90
100 Four- and Five-Stone Handicaps
101 Problem 91-137
149 Two and Three-Stone Handicaps
151 Problems 138-165