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. Sensei’s Library, page: Encyclopedia of Life and Death, keywords: Life Death CD is a collection of life and death problems by Cho Chikun. By: Cho Chikun Publisher: Ishi Press, June ISBN10 , 4- X combined pp. All About Life and Death is a two.

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This ancient chinese text contains challenging problems. Trivia About All About Life an If White plays 3 at 4, Black can just chk at a. It’s filled with challenging and fascinating tesujis that look like they’ve been lifted from games, all organized by general theme. The English translation is roughly ‘Manual of Endgame Positions.

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Let’s look at the variations one at a time. Unfortunately, the four Black stones on the left side suffer from a shortage of libertiesso White 2 and the placement of 4 mean instant death.

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It’s know as KanZuFu in Japanese. It’s very important for Black to answer this by chp at. Even if you don’t know Chinese like me, the dictionary is quite useful as long as you know the sequence that problems are presented: In this diagram Black has a liberty at aso even if Black merely descends to 1, things don’t go as they did in the last diagram.

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Dan marked it as to-read Jul 24, This is a bit unusual, of course, but since there is only a limited number of interesting positions, this is a natural way to increase this number. This ancient Japanese tsume-go book was orginally crafted by Meijin Dosetsu Inseki in Edit page Discuss page. This very systematic and thorough book probably helped me quite a bit in this area that I’ve always found tedious, with easy-to-follow explanations that get right to the point.

Onestep92 added it Nov 24, It was published by Ishi Pressbut then Ishi stopped releasing books. Special problems that stem from professional games or other specifically designed problems.

David Carlton ‘s review. Despite not lite scratched the surface of this book, or the game of go for that matter, Cho Chikun Nine-Dan makes every effort to communicate these complex strategies very well.

The sequences of diagrams are simple too as the characters for ‘correct’, ‘wrong’ and ‘reference’ are easy to recognize.


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Cho Chikun’s Encyclopedia of Life and Death – Elementary

Kevin Burget marked it as to-read Jun 27, I’ve had luck getting this and other common Japanese references such as joseki and tesuji dictionariesfrom Amazon’s Japanese web site, http: Please note also that all problems use lifr rules. This position arose in the fourth and final game of the 31st Kisei Title match between Yamashita Keigo and Kobayashi Satoru. Shawn Moore marked it as to-read Sep 26, Qnd 2 and 4 are powerful plays, but Black 5 is a nice answer. Vanadiumo added it Jan 11, All About Life and Death last edited by After making the diagonal play, Black needs to be careful about how he answers the push and cut of and.

Lists with This Book. At such time, calculating skill will be most important.