All About Life and Death, Volume 2 [Cho Chikun] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. All About Life and Death The most complete work on. Though we think of a game as being quite a distance from calculation and life and death problems, a game will still come to a stage requiring. Sensei’s Library, page: Encyclopedia of Life and Death, keywords: Life Death CD is a collection of life and death problems by Cho Chikun.

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Please note also that all problems use japanes rules.

Max rated it it was amazing Oct 01, Erik Mallinson marked it as to-read Jan 26, It was published by Ishi Pressbut then Ishi stopped releasing books. Real game problems where the chkiun must be played drath to the rest of the board. Edit page Discuss page. It’s very important for Black to answer this by descending at. This ancient Japanese tsume-go book was orginally crafted by Meijin Dosetsu Inseki in Generally those common life and death.

Shawn Moore marked it as to-read Sep 26, When Black answer at 5, White plays hane at 6.


Cho Chikun’s Encyclopedia of Life and Death – Elementary

The vital point but. The English translation is roughly ‘Manual of Endgame Positions.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If White plays 3 at chikn, Black can just defend at a. Where are two eyes when white plays either a or b?

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You are right that Black cnikun get two eyes but if White plays either a or b Black takes the other one and gets a seki so the black stones are alive. So, all you can do is to cuo to find it as used book, maybe from eBay. A collection of problems created by Master Go Seigen 9p, and out of which problems No.

Dan marked it as to-read Jul 24, In under 10 minutes I’ve learnt black to play and live, white to play and live, black to play and kill white etc.

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I’ve heard the japanese language original has more material than the english translation. Want to Read saving…. Gary Abdullah marked it as to-read Apr 03, Now when Black answers by connection athe is alive. Onestep92 added it Nov 24, The hole chikuh a is a weak point, but if Black simply connects at athis becomes the same position as the last pattern, and he dies. Return to Book Page.


You can’t play on a 4×4 board, but there are some nice chi. Problems taken from real amateur games. Nice logically-organized treatment of the subject. The problems become more difficult as one proceeds through the set of six books. Problems made by the goproblems users themselves, with no book or other players inspiration. The deagh to Black 1 is also not a very flexible answer.

Krebs added it Aug 12, All About Life and Death. Prremis added it May 29, This time Black can live. The original edition is in Japanese see the dictionaries page but it is out of print. Books by Cho Chikun Nine-Dan.

This is a confusing position because there are a number of possible alternatives for the first move, but the diagonal play at is the only move that will allow Black to live.

Considering the subject matter I have the english version I’m confident the original books would be of great value to folks who don’t read japanese like myself.