Get Strong Series; Get Strong at Joseki

BGJ 173 Autumn 2015, Reviewer: Roger Huyshe

by Richard Bozulich

There are three volumes, each covering a different set of common joseki. The books are divided so that the problems explore three themes.

One is ‘choosing the right joseki’ in the context of the whole board. Second is ‘joseki variations’, which include both proper variations and non-standard moves from the opponent. And third is a group of problems titled ‘after joseki’, which focus on remaining aji or endgame opportunities.

All these are vitally important topics but it means that the books function essentially as problem books, rather than reference books.

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