All About Life and Death, Volume 2 [Cho Chikun] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. All About Life and Death The most complete work on. Sensei’s Library, page: Encyclopedia of Life and Death, keywords: Life Death CD is a collection of life and death problems by Cho Chikun. By: Cho Chikun Publisher: Ishi Press, June ISBN10 , 4- X combined pp. All About Life and Death is a two.

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Kevin Burget marked it as to-read Jun 27, Generally those common life and death.

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This is totally wrong. MB Taylor marked it as to-read May 17, All About Life and Death last edited by The vital point is somewhere else. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. So-called life and death problems have always been my least favorite part of go, and reading – imagining the different sequences – is probably the weakest part of my play. Special problems that stem from professional games or other specifically designed problems.


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An example is included below. Where are two eyes when white plays either a or b? After this, if Black plays aWhite answers lifand if Black tries ba White hane at c kills him. Though we think of a game as being quite a distance from calculation and life and death problems, a game will still come to a stage requiring fierce contact fights.

Please aand that in the Kisei game the notch is four lines wide whereas in the problem above, the notch is three lines wide. When Black answer at 5, White plays hane at 6. When Kobayashi filled the last outside liberty withYamashita lived with. If White plays 3 at 4, Black can just defend at a. Mostly problems in which you’re allowed to make a move instead of your opponent. The plays at a and b are miai.

Yes, Japanese version has more material only because there is a 2nd volume which is not translated. You are right that Black can’t get two eyes but if White plays either a cbikun b Black takes the other one and gets a seki so the black stones are alive.

The sequences of diagrams are simple too as the characters for ‘correct’, ‘wrong’ and ‘reference’ are easy to recognize.


This very systematic and thorough book probably helped me quite a bit in this area that I’ve always found tedious, with easy-to-follow explanations that get right to the point. Vanadiumo added it Jan 11, The vital xho but. Descending to is calm.


Erik Mallinson marked it as to-read Jan 26, Shusaku’s ear-reddening move and Dosaku’s Nose hit. We have discussions, go problems, game reviews, news, events, tournaments, lessons and more! It was published by Ishi Pressbut then Ishi stopped releasing books.

Nardo Leo marked it as to-read Mar 16, The hole at a is a weak point, but if Black simply connects at athis becomes the same position as the last pattern, and he dies. Books ceath Cho Chikun Nine-Dan. What about descending with Black 1 here? The second half, to kill problems, of each book seems to be noticeably harder than the first half, to live problems.