The dictionary will enable you to perform joseki (established sequences The index below is based on the excellent joseki dictionary Ishida Joseki Jiten. Ishida’s Dictionary of Basic Joseki should suffice for your studying needs. It may not always have the newest cutting edge joseki developments. Although this work has now been superceded by Takao Shinji’s Dictionary (K K The 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki), it does not render Ishida’s.

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SmartGo will detect and discard duplicate games. Jovany Agathe rated it it was amazing Nov 15, I was an extremely serious chessplayer when I was a teenager, and I had read dozens of books on chess theo You know those parallel universe stories, where the guy for some reason, it’s almost always a guy thinks he’s in his own familiar world, and then he sees some telling detail, and it’s unmistakeably different?

Trivia About Dictionary of Bas I don’t really need such an extensive database right now. Especially the part on point joseki is weak.

Joseki Dictionary at Sensei’s Library

To the original josekl, I think Ishida is excellent. Mon Dec 31, 3: On the other hand, why not just get both Doc Hanh rated it liked it Apr 08, Books like Ishida are still excellent for their explanations, but mostly I use GoGod to see what pros actually play – and to try to work out why.


The dictionary will enable you to perform joseki established sequences usually situated in the corner of the Go board searches in thousands of online professional Go games. Futile I tell you!

Dictionary of Basic Joseki

Opening this book felt that way to me. If you choose a forcing sequence too soon, you are doing aji keshi josekk losing your aji. Paperbackpages. Get to Know Us. Previous topic Next topic. Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it May 26, Istvan Szamosi marked it as to-read Dec 19, The dictionary index is organized as a large tree of continuations with top-level six main branches:.

Damon marked it as to-read Jan 24, The second aspect is learning when jkseki play joseki depending on the whole board position. As a result much of the book is out of date. Ishida’s three volume dictionary was first published 33 years ago, translated from an even earlier Japanese edition.

Using it in conjunction with a games database is a good combination, in my opinion. For a fraction of a second, I wondered if I was in a different universe. What are the attacking moves What are the defensive moves What are the forcing moves What are the endgame moves Which joseki are most frequently played and by whom Which joseki are currently fashionable How do joseki evolve over the years.

Ishida’s Joseki Dictionary

Despite what you may think, there really isn’t a good selection of joseki dictionaries that are up-to-date in Asia well, in Korea at least.


Studying these you can learn a lot about positional judgement, shape, and tesuji. Ian Andrews marked it as to-read Mar 10, A new edition in Japanese was published inedited by Takao Shinji. But if you want a smaller book to tote around when you feel like studying joseki, maybe Yutopian’s “Essential Joseki” by Naiwei Rui.

I think 38 is an excellent book. Most online resources are amateur efforts, and thus their advice should always be taken with a grain of salt, even if they are based on professional sources. Holger Maerz rated it really liked it Jun 03, No trivia or quizzes yet. For a gamer, it’s absolutely fascinating. Customers who bought this item also bought. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. While it’s got just a limited number of joseki, if you learn the why you’ll understand more.

Go theory has names for concepts that a good chess player understands intuitively, but can’t verbalize. Things which you might be interested to learn from the professional games are: Usually, though, you can play the sequence in more than one way.