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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You are right that Black can’t get two eyes but if White plays either a or b Black takes the other one and gets a seki so the black stones are alive. Refresh and try again. Should auto-imply Instruction-RequiredStrange and Fun. Deatj Black carelessly plays this move at aa White hane at 4 will mean sudden death. The second half, to kill problems, of each book seems to be noticeably harder than the first half, to live problems.

For each pattern the correct line of play is shown as well as a number of variation diagrams.

All About Life and Death at Sensei’s Library

It was published by Ishi Pressbut then Ishi stopped releasing books. 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.

Return to Book Page. David Carlton ‘s review. 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. Now if only I could remember even half of these! Be the first to ask a question about All About Life and Death.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In under 10 minutes I’ve learnt black to play and live, white to play and live, black to play and kill white etc. Now when Black answers by connection llifehe co alive. Solution 2 looks dead to me. May 17, Joseph Michael Rosser rated it liked it Shelves: Gary Abdullah marked it as to-read Apr 03, Nardo Leo marked it as to-read Mar 16, Where are two eyes when white plays either a or b?

The descent to Black 1 is also not a very flexible answer. Even if you don’t know Chinese like me, the dictionary is quite useful as long feath you know the sequence that problems are presented: All About Life and Death. Kevin Burget marked it as to-read Jun 27, Holger Maerz marked it as to-read Jun 03, This classic Chinese text dates from the fourteenth century, originally published in by Yan Defu and Yan Tianzhang.

Nice logically-organized treatment of the subject. Please eeath that in the Kisei game the notch is four lines wide whereas in the problem above, the notch is three lines wide.

An example is included below. So, all you can do is to try to find it as used book, maybe from eBay.

If White plays 3 at 4, Black can just defend at a. Problems made by the goproblems users themselves, with no book or other players inspiration. Despite not have scratched the surface of this book, or the game of go for that matter, Cho Chikun Nine-Dan makes every effort to communicate these complex strategies very well.

Encyclopedia of Life and Death

Non-real game problems that encompasses an entire board, or at least the majority of it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. All About Life and Death is a two volume set published by Ishi Press containing common corner and side patterns that may live or die.


Where all the basic, elementary and classical life and death to be included. dearh

Kiseido has slowly resurrected books of Ishi Press, but this books is not yet resurrected. Mihai Criveti rated it liked it Aug 18, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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. Chk Black answer at 5, White plays hane at 6. A collection of problems created by Master Go Seigen 9p, and out of which problems No. This position arose in the fourth and final game of the 31st Kisei Title edath between Yamashita Keigo and Kobayashi Satoru.

Cho Chikun’s Encyclopedia of Life and Death – Elementary

Aren’t those Yutopian books Chinese translations? Shusaku’s ear-reddening move and Dosaku’s Nose hit. The original book was split into three parts, a start, a middle, and an end.

I was told by the sales staff at Kiseido that Yutopian is suppose to re-lease it July, but I don’t know if they were referring to the Japanese or the English chl.