Book review of Maeda’s Tsumego Volume 1, by the Nottingham Go Club. The book is suitable for players from kyu to 4-kyu. problems. MAEDA Newly Selected Tsumego Problems for k, , download here. MAEDA The God of Tsumego VOL.1, , (member only). I’m thinking of asking my better half for Maeda’s 3 volume tsumego from amazon. for my birthday (the reprinted all-in-one edition). I would.

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I solved it by always having one book near my nightstand to read. His taumego are classics that Japanese go players consider a must for serious studies. The Tokyo book shop for used books.

Maybe it will work. There is more Japanese than I expected, but that’s not a bad thing, it will allow me to get a bit better at recognising the kanji. Ko is sometimes a solution. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

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His play deteriorated less with speed than tsjmego though. Each problem has a hint, in Japanese, such as “Use White’s single stone to spoil Black’s eye shape”, or “Use two White stones as a sacrifice”. Here are two SL pages that will give you enough Japanese to read Maeda’s books: You don’t see it when it stands in your bookshelf, and now I don’t have to spend minutes trying to get those books out.

This entry was posted in Go Books – Japanese and tagged badukgogo problemsjapanese bookmaeda nobuakitsumegoweiqi. Sun Sep 07, 8: I ended up cutting one side of the bottom edge open with an exacto knife. That’s very useful, thanks! Previous topic Next topic. This is clearly a tome from times past, a wonderful edition and a must-have for every go enthusiast. Users browsing this forum: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The objective is to kill a group or prevent it from being killed.


Maeda Nobuaki is considered one of the most well-known tsumego composers in Japan. Edit page Discuss page. They were out of print for many years until the three volume set was reprinted. I’d never heard of the iroha ordering stumego the kana.

Sun Sep 07, 3: Notify me of new comments via email. Perhaps wedging the box between my feet for leverage.

My personal preference is the old set which I think looks nicer and has a nice portrait of Maeda printed on the inside flap of the book cover. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Problems do not specify how many plays are in the solution as would be usual in a chess problembecause the goal of the problem is rarely to capture stones; as soon as the correct first move is played, the threatened group can be considered alive or dead. So in a few decades Japanese amateur ranks had inflated by at least 3 stones, and that was over 4 decades ago. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

My strategy when they arrive is to push the books up using the bottom of the box, then push the two outer books back down into the box, using the centre book’s spine to keep it in place, and simultaneously using the quarter of a centimetre I have gained to extract the middle book from the box. The tsumego are available online. MaedaTsumego Having said that, at yen, and then shipping on top, is way too much money for what it is, in my opinion.


There are no pictures for the third volume, as the upload limit is set at 3 images per post. Mon Dec 31, 1: I don’t know why there is the perception that Japanese ranks are currently weaker except there are several complicating factors regarding Japanese ranks.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Players Ranks and ratings Professionals Organizations Competitions. Fri Apr 20, 6: I got mine from amazon. Maeda’s tsumego are very inventive, they always have a nice twist.

Maeda Tsumego

There was a Japanese man about to retire and his wife wanted him to leave Tokyo and go back home to the provinces. The modern convention is that well composed problems do not allow the threatened group to escape into empty areas of the board this is one way in which such problems differ from real gamesmaeeda escape and recapture was a theme in classical problems. This should give you a good idea of what the books are like.

Usually the quotes to specific points on the board are used in the answers.