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Post #1 Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:01 pm 
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501 Tesuji vs The Book to Increase Fighting Strength at Go, which one should be worked through first?

I went through part of the first volume of Book to Increase Fighting Strength. The C problems are hard, but can be worked through with enough effort. The first part of the B problems are 50/50, but I'm at a point where the B problems are probably beyond my level. Can't read Japanese, so no hints. That's both good and bad, bad in the sense where there's like 2 black stones on a half the board with a few white stones, and you have to live/destroy white's shape territory, and I'm just like...uh...what?

Seems like 501 Tesuji might be a good prep for the B/A problems, but if 501 Tesuji is harder, maybe I should reread some of my earlier tesuji books first?

For reference: I got 5 out of 6 of the first 501 Tesuji problems correct.

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Post #2 Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:40 pm 
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If you have some specific question from Book to Increase your fighting strength, you can ask. I can translate some of the comments.

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Post #3 Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:21 am 
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Thanks oren. Nothing specific, just hard to find a set of sequences when the board is something like problem 61, which has a lot of open area.

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I've had moderate success with the first 70 problems in 501 Tesuji, so I might finish that first before moving on to the rest of these problems.

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Post #4 Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:56 am 
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"This is a large problem. The problem is how to attack the white stone that approached the left corner.

It is possible to use the center bottom black stone on the star point to surround and take the stone.

Rather than a tesuji problem, this is a strategy problem."


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Post #5 Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:52 pm 
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Thanks oren! That'd explain why I couldn't figure it out. :)

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