Shapes of mind. Go Course for Beginners.

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Learn how to play Go game with the book "Shapes of mind. Go Course for Beginners.".

 

The "Shapes of mind" consists of three parts - 9x9, 13x13 and 19x19 - which are related to the size of the Go boards.

From the first part of the book you will learn the rules of the Go game and the most important information for the future Go player.

 

After reading the first part of the "Shapes of mind":

  1. You will know when a group is alive, when not.
  2. You will understand the importance of connecting groups.
  3. You will be able to count points at the end of the game.
  4. You will know some special techniques of capturing opponent's stones (e.g. ladders, geta, snapbacks, throw-ins).
  5. You will understand the idea of good and bad shapes.

 

In the first part of the book you will also solve some basic Go problems, which involve catching your opponent’s stones.

Everything on the 9×9 Go board.

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After reading the second part of the "Shapes of mind":

  1. You will understand the importance of sente and gote.
  2. You will be able to count how many points are the last endgame moves worth.
  3. You will know about what to focus on in the openings.
  4. You will understand that some groups don't need to have two eyes to live.
  5. You will know what to think about while trying to create eye shapes.

 

In the second part of the book you will solve some basic life & death Go problems, which are connected with the creation of eyes.

Everything on the 13×13 Go board.
More space on the board – more to think about.

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After reading the third part of the "Shapes of mind":

  1. You will understand what are the weaknesses of groups.
  2. You will know what a base is and what the good extensions are.
  3. You will be able to play the basic joseki.
  4. You will understand why not to play the endgame moves too early.
  5. You will know what to think about while choosing the direction of attack.

 

In the third part of the book you will also solve some extra Go problems, which involve catching your opponent’s stones and more difficult life & death Go problems, which are connected with the creation of eyes.

Everything on the 19×19 Go board.

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The author of the book "Shapes of mind. Go Course for Beginners" - Mateusz Surma - is one of the strongest Go players in Europe.

Some of his latest achievements are:

• 1st place in the European Grand Slam (2019)
• 1st place in the European Grand Prix (2019)
• 1st place in the European Grand Prix Finale (2020)

He was the first European Go player who won four games in a row in the Chinese Go League (2017).

 

 

Language in English version of the book has been checked and corrected by Dominik Blek.

Language in Polish version of the book has been checked and corrected by Krzysztof Szymczyk.

Book has been translated to Russian by Oleksandr Yeroshkin.
Language in Russian version of the book has been checked and corrected by Guzel Surma and Gulnara Sharafeeva.
Book has been translated to Ukrainian by Oleksandr Yeroshkin.
Book has been translated to Spanish by Luciano Salerno.

 

Book size: B5 (150 mm x 230 mm, 4.13 inch x 5.83 inch)

Number of pages: 248

Weight: ~0,385 kg

ISBN of English version: 978-83-948617-9-7

Btw. If you would like to learn how to play Go with a teacher - Check the Interactive Online Group Go Courses for Beginners, which are based on the book "Shapes of mind. Go Course for Beginners".

 

Click below and read the first chapters from the book "Shapes of mind".

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