American Go E-Journal

Two more books from Go Books, plus updated “Games of Fujisawa Shuko”

Friday December 25, 2015

Go Books from SmartGo has just added two books for a total of 108 digital go books.2015.12.22_principles-book

“An Encyclopedia of Go Principles” by Richard Bozulich is volume 9 in “Mastering the Basics”. It brings together all the strategic and tactical principles of go. As discussed in Bozulich’s essay “The Interplay of Intuition and Brute-Force Analysis in Go,” these principles combined with knowledge of tesuji are what all go players need to develop their intuitions about go.

2015.12.22_japanese-book“Just Enough Japanese, Volume Two: Intermediate Level Practical Japanese for Go Players” by Richard Hunter guides you from knowing zero Japanese to understanding the text of go problems and their answers, and extracting key information from game records. Volume Two methodically introduces vocabulary found on book covers and in headers, captions, and diagrams. It is aimed at go players of all abilities with a fairly wide ra2015.12.22_shuko-booknge of interest in Japanese.

In addition, “The Games of Fujisawa Shuko” by John Power was originally converted to digital form before Go Books supported inline diagrams. Richard Hunter has updated the book with inline diagrams, “making a great book even better,” says Anders Kierulf. As always, improvements like this are a free update if you already have the book.

You can access Go Books on iPad, iPhone, and Macintosh via a free app, with a free chapter for each book, and the full books are available using in-app purchase or directly on the web.

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