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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Professionals also consistently concur maesa Japanese ranks are significantly different. There are no pictures for the third volume, as the upload limit is set at 3 images per post. The idea that Japanese amateur ranks are currently uniformly weaker than Western ranks is simply not true. As Cassandra said, the ranks are probably stronger than current US ranks, probably roughly equivalent to EGF, but the rank is only a suggestion of the difficulty.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here I think there is a social element to this, which was highlighted in a cartoon strip I read some time ago. Perhaps I missed, but I don’t think anybody mentioned that the Maeda series is rather old-fashioned in that it uses hiragana a Japanese syllabary writing system instead of western letters A-B-C to mark position in the diagrams.


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Previous topic Next topic. I bought them in Japan last year and studied the first two volumes a few times each. Or get your book. I’m thinking of asking my better half for Maeda’s 3 volume tsumego from amazon. That appears to be the 3 volume lower quality reprint mentioned from: The books look really nice.

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That hasn’t stopped me before! Perhaps wedging the box between my feet for leverage. Each book is aimed at a particular range of playing strengths: There is less distraction from thinking on your own!!!

I agree that at the time Maeda wrote these books Japanese amateur ranks were significantly stronger than Western ranks.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Please be well aware that — a lot of problems has a Ko as the correct solution, and — the above mentioned ranks have to be understood at least at Western level, which may result in a feeling that the problems are far more difficult than “usual”, compared with other problems, owning the same declared target-rank, from other authors. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.


Mon Sep 08, 1: Select a forum Life In 19x The lower quality reprint is out of print. I took some quick pictures of my copy.

Wed Sep 10, I don’t know why there is the perception that Japanese ranks are currently weaker except there are several complicating factors regarding Japanese ranks. Fri Apr 20, 6: Fri Apr 20, 4: They were presumably composed tsuego collected from actual games much earlier.

This should give you a good idea of what the books marda like. Kyu players from Europe and US are often dan level in Japan. I’m learning a lot so far. The objective is to kill a group or prevent it from being killed. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Maeda Tsumego excerpt Posted: