GRADED GO PROBLEMS FOR BEGINNERS
are the ideal books for players who have just learned the rules of go, bridging the gap between a beginner's book and some of the more 'advanced' elementary books.
The almost 1,500 problems these four volumes contain thoroughly drill the reader in the fundamentals of the game. Once he has finished studying these four books, he will have mastered the elements of capturing and defending stones, life and death of groups, elementary tactics, the opening, and the endgame, thus laying a solid foundation for his future progress in the game.
Volume One: Introductory Problems (30-kyu to 25-kyu)
Volume Two: Elementary Problems (25-kyu to 20-kyu)
Volume Three: Intermediate Problems (20-kyu to 15-kyu)
Volume Four: Advanced Problems (15-kyu to 10-kyu)
List of Content
001 PART ONE: PROBLEMS
002 I ELEMENTARY PROBLEMS LEVEL ONE
023 II ELEMENTARY PROBLEMS LEVEL TWO
055 III ELEMENTARY PROBLEMS LEVEL THREE
087 IV ELEMENTARY PROBLEMS LEVEL FOUR
087 LIFE AND DEATH PROBLEMS
120 PART TWO
246 APPENDIX: NAKADE AND BENT FOUR IN THE CORNER
249 GO ASSOCIATIONS
This volume is a continuation of the first volume of GRADED GO PROBLEMS FOR BEGINNERS and is aimed at the 20-kyu to 25-kyu player.
The problems presented here will require a bit of thought, but none of them is so difficult that a player who understands the rules and has studied the first volume wouldn't be able to solve them in less than a minute.
Since the main aim of this series is to present as many examples of go technique as possible, I have avoided giving a lot of different variations of possible answers. The reader is advised to attempt to 'refute' the correct answer until he knows beyond doubt that the correct answer works. By pondering each problem in this way, the reader will develop an instinct for finding the winning move in his games.
Kano Yoshinori 9-dan, September 1985, Preface