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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The plays at a lie b are miai. You can’t play on a 4×4 board, but there are some nice problems. Should auto-imply Instruction-RequiredStrange and Fun. Prremis added it May 29, In referencing these problems, I’ve indicated from which part originated the problem, along with the problem number. Seemingly well enough for my entry-level weiqi skills. I’ve had luck getting this and other common Japanese references such as joseki and tesuji dictionariesfrom Amazon’s Japanese web site, http: A collection of problems created by Master Go Seigen 9p, and out of which problems No.

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. I think this 2 volume set for sale at Yutopian is the japanese version.

To see what your friends thought of this book, live sign up. All About Life and Death. Recle marked it as to-read May 08, Josh rated it liked it May 21, Nov 12, Frank rated it liked it. The problems are categorized into two main sections: Considering the subject matter I have the english version I’m confident the original books would be of great value to folks who don’t read japanese like myself.


MB Taylor marked it as to-read May 17, Be the first to ask a question about All About Life and Death. Black to Play and Live.

Supposedly this was an unauthorized translation and as a result it will never be reprinted by anyone. After Black’s diagonal play, is the vital point for making eye shape. This ancient Japanese tsume-go book was orginally crafted by Meijin Dosetsu Inseki in Paperbackpages.

Gary Abdullah marked it as to-read Apr 03, This very systematic and thorough book probably helped me quite a bit in this area that I’ve always found tedious, with easy-to-follow explanations that get right to the point. This is a confusing position because there are a number of possible alternatives for the first move, but the diagonal play at is the only move that will allow Black to live.

Encyclopedia of Life and Death

Nardo Leo marked it as to-read Mar 16, 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. Shusaku’s ear-reddening move and Dosaku’s Nose hit. Edit page Discuss page. For each pattern the correct line of play is shown as well as a number of variation diagrams.

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. I’ve heard the japanese language original has more material than the english translation. For example, in the ‘Mother of Seven Sons’ problem, chikum seven sons refers to seven white stones at the core of the problem. Erik Mallinson marked it as to-read Jan 26, It’s know as KanZuFu in Japanese.


Dan marked it as to-read Jul 24, The problems take fanciful and historical cyo, with themes relating to stories and events. The original edition is in Japanese see the dictionaries page but it is out of print.

Onestep92 added it Nov 24, The descent to Black 1 is also not a very flexible answer. Problems made by the goproblems users themselves, with no book or other players inspiration. Please note also that all problems use japanes rules.

All About Life and Death by Cho Chikun Nine-Dan

For what I think were political reasons, it fell out of print, but has recently been reprinted. Special problems that stem from professional games or other specifically designed problems. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The vital point but. Open Preview See a Problem? Mihai Criveti rated it liked it Lige 18, David Carlton ‘s review. This ancient chinese text contains challenging problems. In other words, in this situation there are two ways for Black to live.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. If Black carelessly plays this move at aa White hane at 4 will mean chl death. Dn added it Apr 15,