Lectures on Go Techniques - Vol. 2
218 pages, paperback, Yutopian, 1. edition 2009
GO - Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Territory through Connection and Influence. Each player seeks to discover the strategy and tactics necessary to acquire the most territory. Ideally each play should pose multiple threats to create or destroy Connection, Life, Influence, and/or Territory.
Cho Hun-hyeon Lectures on Go Techniques provide an understanding of the basic fundamentals of Go. Basic shapes are analyzed covering Surround, Escaping, Connecting, Cutting, Attachments, Diagonals, Tigers (Hangs), Empty Triangles, and Hanes at the Head of Opponent's Stones.
Forty five problems are provided (in Volume 1) giving basic techniques for Attachments, Extensions, Establishing a Base, Running Towards Center, Capping, Ataris, Cuts, Tigers (Hangs), and Weaknesses.
Learning to play Go at the dan level is like learning a foreign language. Cho's lectures provide an analysis and practical exercises for studying and learning the basic techniques (words and grammar) of Go that will enable the low and mid-kyu player to begin playing consistently at the higher kyu level.
Cho captured all three of the major international tournament titles and was the strongest player in the 1990s. All professions stress the importance of basics and fundamentals, be it golf, tennis, dance, baseball, etc., and Go is no exception. In this book Cho teaches the basics and fundamentals of Go technique which helped him to became the strongest player in the world.