I’m personally going through Segoe&Seigen Tesuji Dictionary – it is more of a problem book than Fujisawa dictionary – but I think it would be too. Dictionary of Basic Tesuji has 4 ratings and 0 reviews. 4th volume of Shuko’s dictionary. This volume covers life and death tesuji and endgame tesuji. Dictionary Of Basic Tesuji has 10 ratings and 2 reviews. Frank said: A little Fujisawa Shuko Be the first to ask a question about Dictionary Of Basic Tesuji.

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They are well explained, and sources are cited. Zeennoy added it Oct 10, Refresh and try again. The book claims to be kyu, but is severely misranked – don’t worry about it.

Fujisawa Shuko’s Dictionary of basic Tesuji at DDK ? • Life In 19×19

Open Preview See a Problem? Takoby marked it as to-read Mar 17, I think it’s important for everyone who does tsumego to be aware that both factions exist, though, and I think anyone who looks at the answers and finds they’ve got a significant number wrong is doing something wrong – either by doing tsumego that are too hard or by not spending enough time on them.

I suspect that using materials like this, for which I need to be persistent to get the information that I want, will do a lot of good for my Japanese as a by-product. This volume covers life and death tesuji and endgame tesuji. The other diagrams very often represent acceptable play that is either not quite so efficient as the preferred option, or that is appropriate to a different strategy.

Can anyone confirm that these books are the same? I would start with the Graded Go Problems vol. Page 1 of 2. It’s just, well, I went through vol 1 twice a long time ago when I was k.


Generally, there is one technique on each page. Dn marked it as to-read Apr 15, Be the first to ask a question about Dictionary of Basic Tesuji. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This accounts for some of the ‘culture shock’ if you move straight from Davies to Fujisawa.

It is quite sobering to realise that there is a lot of material there which has yet to appear in anything more than an introductory form in Western go literature. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The computer program “Tesuji made easy” has some sections that are almost direct copied of the 2 books. Holger Maerz marked it as to-read Jun 03, That is, the chapters have titles such as “Shape-destroying Tesuji” rather than “Placement Tesuji.

Fujisawa Tesuji Dictionary / Discussion at Sensei’s Library

I’m relocating these old discussions about working with the Japanese edition here, as they may still be useful. I’m quite good at making typos – writing too fast on a slightly crappy keyboard. It is well worth translating that name, if nothing else, for that tells you what to look for in that kind of fujisaw. You’re talking about volume I?

Fujisawa Tesuji Dictionary

This tesuji dictionary, for instance, is a lot denser and comprehensive than both Davies’s book on tesuji and Van Zeijst’s and Bozulich’s Making Good Shape put together.

Section 7 is techniques for getting sente in endgame plays. If you planned to play more meaningful moves, sharper fyjisawa and generally speaking moves with a follow up in future this book gives you the means to, it’s such a wealth of new ideas. I only have one of the two!! Gujisawa Mar 16, 9: Thomas Rickard rated it it was amazing Mar 21, You will find a very high hit rate and sometimes where you find no hits you may realise that you’ve actually picked the wrong strategy!


DougRidgway Added a bit to the TOC and reorganized a bit, to make the first paragraph make sense to those not involved in the discussion. Perhaps I’m stupid for not having been able to spot snapbacks very well until I was 8 kyu – or indeed clever for getting to 8 kyu with pathetic reading skills.

Just for reference, this is a huge book, over pages long. But this discussion has been done to death.

Firestorm marked it as to-read Sep 15, Refresh and try again. The excellent english translation by Slate and Shell is marred by two faults:. Read until you are certain, and then you won’t need an answer.

Dictionary of Basic Tesuji: Voume IV

Gambit Research marked it as to-read Jan 08, Note that these letters are in the other alphabetical order i ro ha ni ho he to chi ri nu ru wo wa ka yo ta re so tsu ne na ra mu – you won’t need more than that unless you read early 20th c. For a while, you might seek opportunities to play this move regardless of how appropriate it is to the position.

May I suggest that you copy the English translations of these headings into your own copies? Once I understood what a snapback was, I felt I was done with problems like the one above.