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ART OF CAPTURING STONES

ART OF CAPTURING STONES
$19.95
Go - the oriental game of controlling territory - challenges each player to balance strategy and tactics. Each move must balance competing needs: to build your influence or weaken his, to secure your territory or to invade hers. Each player strives to find moves that work at multiple levels, and to counter their opponent's aims.In go there are various capturing techniques which require sacrificing stones. Most beginners fail to see these moves. Even advanced players might overlook them if they don't pay attention. Mastering these techniques equips a player with powerful weapons for both attack and defense. In addition, the training in visualization that the reader gets by studying these tactical finesses will serve him or her in good stead even in more straightforward positions.The Art of Capturing Stones is a problem book. This book provides thorough training in three types of techniques, namely, under the stories (Ishi-no-shita), killing oversized eyes (Nakade), and other sacrificing techniques. By working through the problems, the reader can practice these skills and improve his or her level of play.
ISBN: 
1889554170 (9781889554174)
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Paperback
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Publication Date: 
October 1, 1999
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