Book Review

BGJ 129 Autumn 2002

Reviewer: Francis Roads

ISBN 1-889554-28-6

As a teaching gimmick, I sometimes set up a nine- stone handicap and ask what is the one and only reasonable opening play for White. The answer I get is usually the knight’s move attack on a corner stone.





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BGJ 127 Summer 2002

Reviewer: Simon Goss

ISBN 0-9706193- 9-1

When was the last time you (a) played a monkey jump and it was cut off and killed? (b) played a monkey jump and ended in gote? (c) answered a monkey jump the wrong way and saw 20 points knocked off your territory?





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BGJ 127 Summer 2002

Reviewer: Matthew Macfadyen

ISBN 978-0-8069-2729-9

This beginners’ book provides a new variation on an old theme by including a miniature Go set which fits into a pocket bound into the book.





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BGJ 125 Winter 2001

Reviewer: Brian Timmins

ISBN 0-9706193-6-7

Somewhere around 12 kyu I discovered that if I was in trouble against a weaker opponent then one retaliation, where possible, was make a cross-cut.





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BGJ 123 Summer 2001

Reviewer: Matthew Macfadyen

ISBN 0-9676096-1-5

Go books appear at such a rate nowadays that the habits of the 1970’s, when most of the keener players read all the books as a matter of course, are hard to maintain.





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BGJ 123 Summer 2001

Reviewer: Matthew Macfadyen

ISBN 1-9706193-0-8

Go books appear at such a rate nowadays that the habits of the 1970’s, when most of the keener players read all the books as a matter of course, are hard to maintain.





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BGJ 123 Summer 2001

Reviewer: Matthew Macfadyen

ISBN 89-7990-123-2

Go books appear at such a rate nowadays that the habits of the 1970’s, when most of the keener players read all the books as a matter of course, are hard to maintain.





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BGJ 121 Winter 2000

Reviewer: Alan Barry

ISBN 1-889554-47-2

Subtitled A Guide to 3-Stone Handicap Games, Galactic Go is the first volume of a projected 4-volume series on 3-stone handicap games.





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BGJ 121 Winter 2000

Reviewer: Andrew Grant

ISBN 1-889554-25-1

This is the second volume in the Nihon Ki-in’s Small Encyclopedia series, published by Yutopian.





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BGJ 120 Autumn 2000

Reviewer: Matthew Macfadyen

ISBN 1-889554-52-9

The title of this book is not particularly informative, in fact it is a joseki book which says novel things about shapes in particular rather than in general.

The striking difference from any other joseki book in English is that





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