Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Second Book of Go (Beginner and Elementary Go Books) [Paperback]

Our Price $ 12.60  
Retail Value $ 18.00  
You Save $ 5.40  (30%)  
Item Number 213156  
Buy New $12.60
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for The Second Book of Go (Beginner and Elementary Go Books) by Richard Bozulich...

The Second Book of Go (Beginner and Elementary Go Books) by Richard Bozulich

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   156
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.18" Width: 5.81" Height: 0.28"
Weight:   0.41 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Kiseido Publishing Company
ISBN  4906574319  
ISBN13  9784906574315  

Availability  0 units.

More About Richard Bozulich

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Richard Bozulich was born in 1936.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Games > Board Games > General
2Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Games > General

Reviews - What do customers think about The Second Book of Go (Beginner and Elementary Go Books)?

An excellent third book  Feb 23, 2008
This book provides a comprehensive survey of the basic concepts of go for the advanced beginner: openings, handicap strategy, josekis, attacking, tesuji, life and death, capturing races, good shape, endgame, and ko fighting. The book covered these topics in greatly varying lengths. It treats capturing races in two chapters--probably exhausting the subject--while ko fighting only gets five pages. I had trouble following some of the examples; I think the author expected more expertise from the reader and therefore left much unsaid. I enjoyed that many of the chapters suggest books for further study, a welcome guide to the bewildering number of available go books.

Despite its title, I found it an excellent third book, and it definitely required more than a simple knowledge of the rules, despite its subtitle. I'll be digesting the contents of this book for quite a while.
A title that says exactly what it is!  Sep 17, 2006
The title says it very accurately. This should be your second book to the game of Go. If you are unfamilar with the game, Go is a beautiful game with the depth of chess, but the openings are a little more abstract than chess. Chess players usually love Go and Go players usually love chess. This however is one of the best primers to a complex strategy game that I've ever seen. If you are brand new to the game, I recommend starting off with "The Magic of Go" and follow it with this book. Both books are just the right size. I find introductory books that are 200 or 300 pages long tend to be good reference books, but are not as easy to learn from. These two books are shorter books that are easy to sit down with, absorb, and complete. After these two books, come a wide range of other excellent books (I find that the quality of Go books that have been translated into English is very high.) I rate "The Magic of Go" and "The Second book of Go" as absolute must haves if you are going to learn more about this wonderful game.
Filling the gap none others due.  Feb 2, 2002
I almost never give a book 5 stars, and probably wouldn't have here if it weren't for the fact that the book is practically the only of its kind in my experience. I would estimate it is best for the 14-20 kyu (American), but one can stretch that by 4 in either direction.
I would say this books greatest strengths are its breadth and its focus on principles and explanation.
A White-Wash of a Book  Feb 23, 1999
Bozulich I am sure is an exelent player but he lacks the confidence and posibly the knowlage to lay down hard and fast go principles. He explains Josekis but in a way that leaves you wanting a deeper more heartfelt examination of the positions. A good book to start with, but not one that will take you very far by its self.
excellent; special chapters on capturing races  Oct 3, 1998
This book is good to read if you are 10kyu or lower.

Two chapters on capturing races(seki or death of one of opposing groups neither of which can make two eyes) from British Go Journal by Richard Hunter, appear in this new edition. These are excellent. Even some 5kyu+ players aren't aware of the drastic difference in tactics to be adopted for all varieties of races. All possibilities are explained in detail.

The chapter on Attack & Defense and Handicap Go are also very useful.


Write your own review about The Second Book of Go (Beginner and Elementary Go Books)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding The Second Book of Go (Beginner and Elementary Go Books)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy