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two books about Positional Judgement…

I remember well, as it was shortly having 15kyu grade on my own, that I was confrontated (positivly) with the term “Positional Judgment“… its that what probably we might call the skills of a “complete player“.

Naturally we beginners, double digit kyus (DDK) and single digit kyus (SDK) are not real masters of positional judgment. I think if we Go players take this “topic” into account of our own Go path and process of Go studies, we might keep straight on track not to loose too much time with “just playing around” and a disapointing and frustrating high loss quote.

PJ can give you a clear orientation about the tools which are needed to win our games.

Here you find some more details about positional judgment… http://senseis.xmp.net/?PositionalJudgment

… counting territory is part of PJ… http://senseis.xmp.net/?Counting

I have two books about PJ, one can get at very low prices as used books in paperback form:

1.) Positional Judgment: High-Speed Game Analysis, written by living Go legend Cho Chikun

More infos about the content here: http://senseis.xmp.net/?PositionalJudgmentHighSpeedGameAnalysis

You still can buy the Edition 1990... for round about 8 US dollars

and the Edition 1999

2.) Nie Weiping on GO – The Art of Positoinal Judgment (with first printing in 1995 by Chinese 9PDan Nie Weiping)

Some infos in SL about the content: http://senseis.xmp.net/?NieWeipingOnGo

The edition 2000 is little bit more expensive than the first as used one, round about 12 US dollars, e.g. from here:


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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