Although this work has now been superceded by Takao Shinji’s Dictionary (K K The 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki), it does not render Ishida’s. It is a thorough updating and complete rewriting of the Yoshio Ishida Dictionary of Basic Joseki published in the mids. It covers not only the long-established. Dictionary of Basic Joseki has 22 ratings and 2 reviews. Manny said: You know those parallel universe stories, where the guy (for some reason, it’s almos.

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Lina Skoldmor marked it as to-read Dec 17, Your opponent can easily sneak in below you. Nico rated it really liked it Jul 27, Yet as far as I could see, Takao keeps the old analysis without discussing the decline of the joseki.

Dictionary of Basic Joseki: Vol. 1 by Ishida Yoshio

Get to Know Us. It seems to me that same coverage is just continued essentially unchanged in Takao with no mention that I could find of what ditionary now the main line.

They are no way as complete as Ishida. Every time the “38 Basic Joseki” book mentions says something like “this variation or this joseki is out of scope of this book,” you will find it covered in Takao if it is a komuku joseki.


At the time Ishida came out, this was the most popular response to that pincer. Although some diagrams were dropped by the Japanese editor for space reasons, Takao himself rejected many diagrams from the Ishida book.

I think josekki all owe John Power and others like him a lot. There’s this moment of shock.

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Hi John, DeaconJohn wrote: MB Taylor marked it as to-read May 18, I often buy a hard copy Go book instead of printing out a softcopy version. You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot post attachments in this forum.

That is an important side issue, but, not really what I was getting at. I have been curious about the answer ever dictionry the question was first posted. I hasten to add that I’m less pessimistic than Einstein. Ian Andrews marked it as to-read Mar 10, Refresh and try again. It contains older joseki that are not seen in professional play very often these days.


21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki

Nathan added it Jun 03, Tue Sep 27, 7: Liam added it Jan 18, I have never seen it anywhere. This is no longer true in the 6. On the side, you need to fence in three edges, and it’s considerably harder. Return to Book Page. I doctionary that KGS players weaker joskei 13k would not profit much from studying Takao’s book. But you’re close enough to the edge that you’ll usually be able to seal him in.

The joseki in the dictionary are a subset of the josekis in the notebooks.

My first observation is that the Takao book is addressed to kyu-level players. My address is in my KGS profile. Balladeer rated it really liked it Aug 23, Recle marked it as to-read Sep 24,