Donate and Get Go Book

The 2014 New and Revised edition of the Go book for Beginners is now ready. This new edition has been revised and new chapters have been incorporated.

For a Donation of RM25.00, I will send you a copy of this book and it will be delivered free of charge if it is within Malaysia. You may use Paypal to make the donation and please do send me an e-mail at hdoong [at] yahoo.com after you have made the donation so that we can communicate and I can have your delivery details.

You can e-mail me at the above address if you have any questions, including questions you may have after reading this book but need more explanation or clarifications.

Thank you.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 Introduction 6

1.1 History 7

1.2 Why Learn Go 8

1.3 Go Equipment 9

1.4 Game Etiquette and Manners 13

2.0 Objective of Go 14

2.1 What is Go? 15

2.2 How to Start a Game 16

2.3 Point, Line, Surface 17

2.4 The Role of Stones 18

2.5 Connections 19

2.6 Lines and Their Meaning 20

2.7 How to Draw Lines 22

Exercise 23

2.8 Interrupting Lines 24

2.9 Using Lines to Build Framework 25

2.10 Example of Surrounding Territories 26

2.11 Advantage of the First Move 27

2.12 How the Game Ends 28

Exercise 29

3.0 Basic Tactics (1) 30

3.1 Liberties & Atari 31

Exercise 35

3.2 How to Atari 36

3.3 Double Atari 40

3.4 Ladder 41

3.5 Net 43

Exercise 46

4.0 Invalid Moves 48

4.1 “Commit Suicide” 49

4.2 “Ko” 50

5.0 Living and Dead Groups 51

5.1 Live group 52

5.2 False Eyes 54

Exercise 55

5.3 Seki 56

Exercise 57

5.4 Multiple Eye Space 58

5.5 Life and Death in the Corner & Side 64

Exercise 67

6.0 Basic Tactics (2) 69

6.1 Cutting & Connecting 70

Exercise 77

6.2 Snapback 78

Exercise 81

6.3 Throw In 82

6.4 Connect and Die 83

Exercise 86

6.5 Pushing & Crawling 87

7.0 Capturing Race 90

7.1 What is a Capturing Race 91

7.2 Inside Liberties vs Outside Liberties 93

7.3 One Eye beats No Eyes 94

7.4 Increasing Liberties 95

Exercise 97

8.0 The Endgame 98

8.1 How to End a Game 99

8.2 Objective of Endgame Moves 101

8.3 Basic Endgame Tactics 103

Exercise 106

9.0 The Opening Basics 107

9.1 Opening Fundamentals 111

9.2 First Corner Move 114

10.0 Tips on Improving 120

11.0 Go Rankings & Handicap 121

12.0 Internet Resources and Bibliography 122

Commented Game  9×9 123

Answers to Exercises 130

TOTAL PAGES: 140 Pages 

 

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5 responses to “Donate and Get Go Book

  1. Pingback: Consolidation and New Go Book | Go Lessons (Malaysia Weiqi Association)

  2. Norbert Rupprich

    Dear Ho Hook Doong,

    I am interested in your book.
    But I live in Germany.
    Is it possible to get it?

    Kind regards

    Norbert Rupprich

  3. fallingstones

    Hello Norbert,

    Sorry for not replying earlier. Yes it is possible to get it. I will send it by post but it will be about 15 euros. If you don’t mind, a pdf version is possible.

    Many thanks!

    Best regards,
    Ho

  4. jimmy wong

    Halo Ho Hook Doong,

    where can i buy this book at malaysia,selangor???

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