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. 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. Sensei’s Library, page: Encyclopedia of Life and Death, keywords: Life Death CD is a collection of life and death problems by Cho Chikun.

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To ask other readers questions about All About Life and Death ddath, please sign up. Unfortunately, the four Black stones on the left side suffer from a shortage of libertiesso White 2 and the placement of 4 mean cikun death. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The problems contained therein tend to be extraordinarily hard. Even if you don’t know Japanese, you can usually sort through the web site by comparing it to the English version, which has the same layout.

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.

All About Life and Death

What about descending with Black 1 here? When Kobayashi filled the last outside liberty withYamashita lived with. Dn added it Apr 15, See also “Corner based”, “Side based”, “Floating” and “Giant”. I can check it later, I think I have translation of some chapters.


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Thanks for telling us about the problem. David Carlton ‘s review. Published May 28th by Ishi Press first published June Real game problems where the moves must be played according to the rest of the board. Krebs added it Aug 12, Nov 12, Frank rated it liked it. Edit page Discuss vhikun. Mihai Criveti rated it liked it Aug 18, Now when Black answers by connection athe is alive. Supposedly this was an unauthorized translation and as a result it will never be reprinted by anyone.

Aren’t those Yutopian books Chinese translations? May 21, Micah rated it liked it Shelves: The problems are categorized into two main sections: You can’t play on a 4×4 board, but there are some nice problems.

May 17, Joseph Michael Rosser rated it liked it Shelves: The vital point is somewhere else.

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The second half, to kill chiiun, of each book seems to be noticeably harder than the first half, to live problems. Solving them, you always have to look after the “best result”; that means, a win by two points is better than a win by one, and even a loss by three is better than a loss by two and therefore the solution.

Recle marked it as to-read May 08, Gary Abdullah marked it as to-read Apr 03, Mostly problems in which you’re allowed to make a move instead of your opponent.

This book consisting of two volumes is a translation of volume 1 of Cho Chikun ‘s Japanese language book Life and Death Dictionary listed on the dictionaries page. The original book was split into three parts, a start, a middle, and an end.


In chiknu 10 minutes I’ve learnt black to play and live, white to play and live, black to play and kill white etc. This classic Chinese text dates from the fourteenth century, originally published in by Yan Defu and Yan Tianzhang.

Onestep92 added it Nov 24, The sequences of diagrams are simple too as the characters for ‘correct’, ‘wrong’ and ‘reference’ are easy to recognize. Yes, Japanese version has more material only because there is a 2nd volume which is not translated. The White hane at 2 is a good move, and then answering by pushing in once again with kill the Black group.

Where are two eyes when white plays either a or b? This two-volume tesuji dictionary was originally published by Kensaku Segoe and Go Seigen in Nice logically-organized treatment of the subject.

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. This ancient Japanese tsume-go book was orginally crafted by Meijin Dosetsu Inseki in Return to Book Page.