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How to learn Joseki?

Yesterday I started with first exercises about Joseki[1] of the http://www.321go.org curriculum…
(Rec.: See two examples of Josekis here: http://online-go.com/puzzle/211 and http://online-go.com/puzzle/212 )

Nick Sibicky’s teaching videos (see list in bottom) gave me the impulse as he mentioned that with the upgrade rank from DDK (10kyu) to SDK (9kyu) a player should study consequently some basic Josekis.

Here I like to share some sources to study Joseki with. If you have other sources, feel free to post them in following, pls.

Some books:

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1628aa351dffe90fa64605cd236f27192621d3365ffc 1629a02a835926d4881d397ad78c0cbf78be02f70bc8 1630e5a98918f4d4262d3cd358e082c7a154099ccc83 16397031e0c52b507d7491f1309084ea922903656ab3

– For all [SanRenSei players][2] a must 🙂 “Enclosure Josekis – Attacking and Defending the Corners“, written by [Masaki Takemiya][3]

– Another book series is “Modern Joeski and Fueski” with “Parallel Joseki” (Volume 1) written by [Sakata Eio][4]

– “Elementary GO Series” has 38 Basic Joeskis in Volume 2, written by *Kiyoshi Kosugi*

– There is an update and rewritten version of Ishida’s JOseki dictionary, it is called “21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki” written by [Takao Shinji][5]

(Rec.: The British Go Association has a review of this as PDF.. http://www.britgo.org/files/review/21st-Century-final.pdf )

New Moves[6] written by Alexander Dinerchtein and An Younggil
(Rec.: A review of this as PDF… http://www.slateandshell.com/pdf/New%20Moves.pdf )

– Last I found is the Get strong at… series Volume 2-4: Get strong at Joseki written by [Richard Bozulich][7] and [Furuyama Kazunari][8]

Software based studies…

For offline studies exist a bigger SGF (1.3 MB) for free download. Its [Kogo’s Joseki Dictionary][9] which is the basis for the online database http://eidogo.com . [Download as ZIP file from here][10].

Here Nick’s different Joseki videos lectures:

– Go Lecture #6 – MUST KNOW JOSEKI: 4-4

– Go Lecture #20 – MUST KNOW 3-4 High Approach Joseki

– Go Lecture #49 – 3-4 Joseki PAIN low approach

– Go Lecture #71 – 4-4 Joseki Workshop

– Go Lecture #77 – All About 5-4 Joseki

Have fun with playing GO !

[1]: http://senseis.xmp.net/?Joseki
[2]: https://mysanrensei.wordpress.com/sanrensei-test/
[3]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaki_Takemiya
[4]: http://senseis.xmp.net/?SakataEio
[5]: http://senseis.xmp.net/?TakaoShinji
[6]: http://www.slateandshell.com/SSAD001.html
[7]: http://senseis.xmp.net/?RichardBozulich
[8]: http://senseis.xmp.net/?FuruyamaKazunari
[9]: http://senseis.xmp.net/?KogosJosekiDictionary
[10]: http://waterfire.us/joseki.htm


About LinuxGooo

I am a real Go Beginner… but I like to learn and have fun with. And I fell in love with playing for influence (mainly San-RenSei fuseki, Cosmic style) as white and black. … 26th Jan 2014 I started on KGS (as 6-7kyu since Sept), another global GO Server on the web. On 4th March 2014 I registrated on OGS (Online Go Server). In July I began to play on Korean servers, on Tygem (10kyu) and on Wbaduk (11kyu). If possible by time, I like to have reviews and analysis of my games, which helps to progress (beside observing/Kibitzing Dan games). – My special thanks go to different KGS teachers/players for audio lectures and individual reviews: Dsaun (N.Y.), Battusai, TapJoshua (4D), Troll (2D), MXHero (5D), Shygost (3D), Mingjiu Jiang (7P)… not to forget all the other KGS players who offered me their knowledge and shared their personal experiences. My special tks go to Dsaun for his audio lecture “Shape” (on 22nd Febr 2014) which was the first step into a systemtical learning. Currently I study with www.321go.org and with the first GO book: “Graded Go Problems for Beginners” (Vol. 1-4) by Kano Yoshinori. Volume 1: Introductory Problems Volume 2: Elementary Problems VOlume 3: Intermediate Problems Volume 4: Advanced Problems For individual “offline training” I experimented with and use different bot programmes: Aya 6.34 (1k), Oakfoam GNU Go 3.8 and Zenith 4.4. better known as Zen (5k-5D) (Rec.: Running these bots I use as front end (Goban) Drago.) For editing/rediting SGF files the programme MultiGo 4 is suitable. Have fun behind the board…


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