So far, I have reviewed how Janice Kim and Jeong Soo-hyun’s Learn to Play Go Series
introduce Go to an absolute beginner, discuss the flow of Go from start to finish, suggest the proper mindset required in gameplay, and show some techniques during fighting. In the last Volume, , Janice Kim focuses on the guidelines and templates she learned from Jeong Soo-hyun. The Palace of Memory Continue reading
July 7, 2016
Beginner, Endgame, Fuseki, Good Shape, Janice Kim, Jeong Soo-hyun, Joseki, Learn to Play Go, Opening, Yose
A Master’s Guide to the Ultimate Game, Volume I of the Learn to Play Go Series by Janice Kim and Jeong Soo-hyun,
introduced Go to the absolute beginner. The Way of the Moving Horse, Volume II, showed readers how to play Go from start to finish. The Dragon Style, Volume IV, focused on the player’s mindset during a game.
Volume IV, Battle Strategies, as the title implies, will focus on fighting techniques and concepts often encountered during the middle game.
May 5, 2016
Beginner, Capturing Race, Chuban, Eye Shape, Invasion, Janice Kim, Jeong Soo-hyun, Keshi, Learn to Play Go, Life and Death, Middle Game, Reduction, Semeai, Uchikomi
In Volume I and II of the Learn to Play Go Series, Janice Kim and Jeong Soo-hyun teach beginners all of the essentials and gameplay of Go.
In Volume III, The Dragon Style, Kim and Soo-hyun move the scene of battle from the field of knowledge to the actual Go board and one’s inner self.
March 29, 2016
Beginner, Chuban, Direction of Play, Fuseki, Good Shape, Janice Kim, Jeong Soo-hyun, Joban, Learn to Play Go, Shuban, Tesuji, Yose
“The Way of the Moving Horse” is the second volume of the Learn to Play Go Series by Janice Kim and Jeong Soo-hyun. I reviewed Volume I: A Master’s Guide to the Ultimate Game before.
After reading Volume I, beginners learn the basic rules and some necessary and simple skills in the game of Go. However, rules are not enough. A game of Go starts from an empty board. Every stone added on the board changes the prevailing attitude a player should take. In other words, one must understand the proper flow of each phase of the game and the corresponding intentions of each carries.
February 25, 2016
Attack, Beginner, Chuban, Contact Fighting, Defense, Eye Shape, Fuseki, Haengma, Invasion, Janice Kim, Jeong Soo-hyun, Kakari, Keima, Ko, Kogeima, Learn to Play Go, Ogeima, Reduction, Shimari, Yose