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Post #1 Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:57 pm 
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Hello friends,

does anyone have any ideas or websites to get them?

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Post #2 Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:18 pm 
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I think Maeda's three tsumego books are in Japanese only, and I do not know where to buy them.

I bought the pocket life and death book that was published by Slate and Shell before they stopped selling books. https://senseis.xmp.net/?LifeAndDeathIntermediateLevelProblems

You can now find that book on Smartgo's Go Books page if you want to go that route.
https://gobooks.com/books.html

That's about all I know, hope this is of some use.

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Post #3 Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:45 pm 
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The 1960s original is out of print.
The 2008 lower quality reprint is out of print.
The Tokyo book shop for used books.
http://www.akasiya-shoten.com/shohin/b000m.htm
Item 3593 前田詰碁集 全3巻揃

That appears to be the 3 volume 2008 lower quality reprint mentioned from:
https://senseis.xmp.net/?MaedaTsumego

Having said that, at 6000 yen, and then shipping on top, is way too much money for what it is, in my opinion.

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Post #4 Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:43 pm 
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I got mine from amazon.co.jp a while ago. I like them, but I have to concede that I spend much more time on the TsumeGo Pro app. The Meada books are good and probably even better if you read Japanese, but there are so many sources of problems these days that I can't call it necessary.

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Post #5 Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:55 pm 
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harumi wrote:
I think Maeda's three tsumego books are in Japanese only, and I do not know where to buy them.

I bought the pocket life and death book that was published by Slate and Shell before they stopped selling books. https://senseis.xmp.net/?LifeAndDeathIntermediateLevelProblems

You can now find that book on Smartgo's Go Books page if you want to go that route.
https://gobooks.com/books.html

That's about all I know, hope this is of some use.

I found the Slate and Shell book available here if you want a physical version.
https://www.schachvertrieb.eu/en/life-a ... 12203.html

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Post #6 Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:24 pm 
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PeterHB wrote:
The 1960s original is out of print.
The 2008 lower quality reprint is out of print.
The Tokyo book shop for used books.
http://www.akasiya-shoten.com/shohin/b000m.htm
Item 3593 前田詰碁集 全3巻揃

That appears to be the 3 volume 2008 lower quality reprint mentioned from:
https://senseis.xmp.net/?MaedaTsumego

Having said that, at 6000 yen, and then shipping on top, is way too much money for what it is, in my opinion.


Shipping costs aside, I think that 6000 yen is quite reasonable, considering inflation and the original cost of the set. However. . . .

Calvin Clark wrote:
The Meada books are good and probably even better if you read Japanese, but there are so many sources of problems these days that I can't call it necessary.


Indeed. :) Between the Maeda books and a couple of other sources, I worked maybe 100 tsumego problems during my first year of playing go. Nowadays people talk about doing 50 problems a day! :D OC, there is a plethora of problems available to Asian players, as well. It speaks to the quality of Maeda's books that their price has held up so well.

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Post #7 Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:58 pm 
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Bill Spight wrote:
Shipping costs aside, I think that 6000 yen is quite reasonable, considering inflation and the original cost of the set.

The original 2008 price was 4.000 Yen.

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Post #8 Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:39 pm 
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Cassandra wrote:
Bill Spight wrote:
Shipping costs aside, I think that 6000 yen is quite reasonable, considering inflation and the original cost of the set.

The original 2008 price was 4.000 Yen.


OIC. Yeah, 5000 is more like it, eh?

Or get your book. :D

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Post #9 Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:44 am 
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Bill Spight wrote:
PeterHB wrote:
The 1960s original is out of print.
The 2008 lower quality reprint is out of print.
The Tokyo book shop for used books.
http://www.akasiya-shoten.com/shohin/b000m.htm
Item 3593 前田詰碁集 全3巻揃

How do you guys use this website? I don’t understand Japanese haha.

That appears to be the 3 volume 2008 lower quality reprint mentioned from:
https://senseis.xmp.net/?MaedaTsumego

Having said that, at 6000 yen, and then shipping on top, is way too much money for what it is, in my opinion.


Shipping costs aside, I think that 6000 yen is quite reasonable, considering inflation and the original cost of the set. However. . . .



Calvin Clark wrote:
The Meada books are good and probably even better if you read Japanese, but there are so many sources of problems these days that I can't call it necessary.


Indeed. :) Between the Maeda books and a couple of other sources, I worked maybe 100 tsumego problems during my first year of playing go. Nowadays people talk about doing 50 problems a day! :D OC, there is a plethora of problems available to Asian players, as well. It speaks to the quality of Maeda's books that their price has held up so well.

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Post #10 Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:50 am 
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If it helps make up your mind, it's also worth pointing out that the Maeda problems start squarely in the SDK range and get tricky fast (at 3-4k, my success rate went down to 60% well before the end of volume 1). So if the current rating in your profile of 13k is accurate, you may find that 10% or less of the full set is accessible to you at the moment. (That hasn't stopped me before!)

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Post #11 Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:27 am 
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Please be also well aware that the problems given "difficulty" (starting at 9 Kyu) has nothing to do with Japanese ranks nowadays.

Even European ranks may not be really appropriate, the problems are a bit more advanced than these.

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