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 Post subject: Review of Richard Bozulich's "A Survey of Basic Tesuji"
Post #1 Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 10:29 am 
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Recently, after a long time not studying, I decided to fresh start with some basics. I picked this book.

It's a small dictionary of tesujis. Not an intensive deep drill but a wide reference of possibilities.

Good points:
- small, well focused set of problems.
- it has the virtue of showing some common moves can act as tesujis in some circustances.
- most of time uses common positions
- several diagrams

Not so good Points:
- some themes has few exercises.
- few numeration/typos errors.
- sometimes the explanations just oversees details that players under 4k may miss, and that I would think that are important.

Overall:
1 dan and upper levels won't get a lot from it (well.. the series is Road to Shodan.. so that's ok)
good & quick fresh for a player between stronger than 5k.
may be an introductory set for stronger practice for people between 5k-10k.
If you are aiming for stronger/intensive practice, skip it.
If you are under 1Dan and you have limited time and want to keep your mind muscle warm, give it a try.


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Post #2 Posted: Tue May 03, 2016 12:11 pm 
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Hi dankenzon, thanks for the review.
Do you know how many problems total ?
Are they grouped by categories ? ( Connect, cut, live, kill, etc. )
And how many per group ? ( Roughly )

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Post #3 Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 2:03 am 
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Some more info (from Amazon look inside). It was written by Richard Bozulich and published by Kiseido. There are 38 chapters grouped by tesuji type. Per tesuji there are 3-12 problems. All in all there are 182 problems on 200+ pages.

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Post #4 Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 2:16 pm 
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EdLee, sorry for answering before.. but I think daal did it very well!

Thanks daal.
EdLee, something else?

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 Post subject: Re: Review of Richard Bozulich’s "A Survey of Basic Tesuji"
Post #5 Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 3:46 pm 
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Dankenzon, could you, would you, please, edit your opening post and add “Richard Bozulich” to the post subject? That would be nice :-) (like I did in my comment, for example)

IMHO the author’s name is an absolute requirement in any review (i.e. not omissible), and this way it would also be clear for everybody who just skims the forum or subforum.

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 Post subject: Re: Review of Richard Bozulich's "A Survey of Basic Tesuji"
Post #6 Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 12:10 pm 
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Thank you Bonobo.

It's a good point a missed.

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