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All About Thickness

200 pages, paperback, Ishi Press, original edition 1990

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A completely new kind of go book. Two-color printing makes the advanced concepts of thickness and influence graphically c1ear - and instantly under- standable. Most go books are top-heavy with text and endless explanatory diagrams. Ishida's approach in this book is the op- posite - large diagrams, simple explanations, a minimum of mind-numbing text - yet this is the most successful attempt in the go literature to convey to go players of a11 levels the secrets of building thickness and making effective use of influence. How do you build thickness? What areas of the board should

you aim to control? In which direction do stones exert their force? How close should you approach a strong enemy position? How many points can you expect to convert a thick position into? The answers to these and many other questions will be apparent at a glance when you read this book.

All About Thickness, the first book of its kind, was a best-seller in Japan. Go players around the world should find the English version just as enlightening as Japanese go fans.

More Information
Weight 200 g
Manufacturer Ishi Press
Width 14 cm
Height 21,5 cm
Medium Book
Author Yoshio Ishida
Language English
ISBN-13 978-4871870344
Year of Original Version 1990
Pages 200
Binding paperback

vi Foreword

vii Translator's Notes

002 Example 1 Connect Up the Star-points

006 Example 2 Blockade The Enemy

010 Example 3 The Attach-and-Extend Joseki: A Good Example of Thick Shape

014 Example 4 Thickness and Extensions from a Star-point Joseki

018 Example S Keep Your Nose in Front

022 Example 6 The Large-Scale Push

026 Example 7 Make Thickness During the Opening

030 Example 8 The 3-3 Invasion

034 Example 9 Creation of Thickness Requires Flexibility

038 Example 10 Variations on a Joseki Designed to Take Outside Influence

042 Example 11 The Power and Range of Thickness

046 Example 12 Pincers and Extensions

050 Example 13 Attack or Defense

054 Example 14 The Grand Sacrifice

060 Example 15 The Enemy's Vital Point is My Vital Point

064 Example 16 Combining an Extension with an Approach Move

068 Example 17 Use Thickness in Your Strategy

072 Example 18 In a Case of Opposing Thicknesses, First to Play Has the Advantage

076 Example 19 Take Territory While Attacking

080 Example 20 Protecting the Cut is a Thick Defense

084 Example 21 Choose a Thickness ]oseki According to the Corner Situation

088 Example 22 The Ladder and the Outward Facing Joseki

092 Example 23 The Ideal-Thickness Trap

096 Example 24 Taking the High Ground

100 Example 2S Thickness and Profit in Simple Versions of the Taisha Joseki

104 Example 26 One Line Can Make All The Difference

108 Example 27 Maneuvering For a Territorial Moyo

112 Example 28 Pushing Out to Utilize the Sanren-sei

116 Example 29 Inviting the Opponent Build Thickness is a Grave Error

122 Example 30 How to Make Territory and Thickness in Actual Play

126 Example 31 The Balance Between Territory and Thickness

130 Example 32 Turn a Wall Into Large-scale Real Territory

134 Example 33 Clear-cut Spheres of Influence and Settled Territory

138 Example 34 The Perfect Solid Connection and the 'Thousand Dollar' Bend

142 Example 35 The Early Bird Catches the Worm

146 Example 36 Don't Get Too Oose to Thickness

150 Example 37 Playing at the Boundary of Influence

154 Example 38 Play in the Corner and Build a Large Moyo

158 Example 39 The Point That Connects in Three Directions Can't Be Bad

162 Example 40 Imperfect Thickness Can Be Erased Completely

166 Example 41 Thickness as the Basis of Large Moyos

170 Example 42 Eliminate the Cutting Point

174 Example 43 Cover the Center With Thickness

178 Example 44 The Capping Move and Thickness Make Good Partners

182 Example 45 Widen Your Horizons

186 'Thickness' in Go Proverbs

193 Index: Types of Thickness

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