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PAY03 Written by (once) the strongest and most famous player in China, this work is also the first Chinese go book ever translated into English. In the biographical section, Nie?s arduous struggle to become one of the finest players in the world is recounted, as well as his hardships during the Cultural Revolution and the stirring account of his challenge of the Japanese domination of the Go scene.
Using positions from his own games, Nie shows how a grasp of full board principles is essential to effective play. This book is divided into eight chapters: The Opening, Positional Judgment, Timeliness of Initiating Battles, Finesse and Trade-off Decisions, Forcing Moves, Utilizing Thickness, Defending Weak Stones, and Applications in fully Annotated Games.
All of these themes are woven together by Nie and given a masterful interpretation that will help every go player in analyzing the demands of a position
Supplemented with an index. 197 pages.

Table of Contents

A biography of how Nie Weiping became a stronger player against the other famous Go Players.

Chapter 1 The Opening Fuseki
- The Chinese Opening
- Countering the Chinese Opening
- Effectiveness of Stones
- Taking the Initative

Chapter 2 Positional Judgment
- Analyzing the Full Board Situation
- Initiating a Fight
- An Example of A Well-Planned Strategy Based on Positional Judgment
- Avoid Greed Regarding Small Local Profits/Stabiliting Groups

Chapter 3 Timelines in Initiating Battles
- Initiating an Attack When One is Behind
- Basing Attacking Plans on Careful Positional Judgment

Chapter 4 Finesse and Trade-Off Decisions
- Sacrificing Stones to Take the Initiative and Forcing an Attack
- An Example of Large Scale Attack Initiated by Sacrificing Stones

Chapter 5 Forcing Moves
- Two-Pronged Attack
- Taking the Initiative and Consistency in Attack

Chapter 6 Utilizing Thickness
- Developing Thickness
- Avoiding Weaknesses (Aji)

Chapter 7 Defense of Weak Stones (Shinogi)
- Counterattacks
- Avoid Greed

Chapter 8 Applications Shown in Fully Annotated Games
- Mutual Disruption
- Weighing Pulses and Minuses
- Inevitable Developments
- An Alert and Exquisite Move
- A Slack Move
- A Stubborn Invasion
- Initiating a Battle
- A Ko Fight
- Competing in the Endgame
- Defending Weak Stones

Dimensions: 5.5 x 848
The book was translated from the Chinese book. It is on the basic techniques of Go. It has 200 pages, with glossary and index. Level- elementary to intermediate. English.

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