The dictionary will enable you to perform joseki (established sequences The index below is based on the excellent joseki dictionary Ishida Joseki Jiten. Ishida’s Dictionary of Basic Joseki should suffice for your studying needs. It may not always have the newest cutting edge joseki developments. Although this work has now been superceded by Takao Shinji’s Dictionary (K K The 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki), it does not render Ishida’s.

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The Ishida three-volume set is certainly worth having, I think. Want to Read saving….

Joseki Dictionary at Sensei’s Library

Well, if it’s of any comfort I have the whole series and it didn’t make me one bit stronger. Page 1 of 3. Not even so much about learning the actual joseki, but for learning the moves that are good in local situations. Page joskei of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.

Danny rated it liked it Sep 07, Welcome to the GoBase. It doesn’t try to be as comprehensive as a dictionary, but does try to answer more of the ‘why’ questions.

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I would recommend the Ishida Joseki dictionary set. I also think Ishida is very good, because most of us will be playing more “standard” joseki, unless we’re high dans, and you can look up the ones that arise frequently. Users browsing this forum: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Jesse marked it as to-read Feb 22, Joweki the original question, I think Ishida is excellent. Personally, I really like using a database to see what professionals have actually played in similar positions I use GoGoD mysself, but others such as SmartGo or MasterGo will serve you just as well for this purpose.

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Dictionary of Basic Joseki: Vol. 1

Lina Skoldmor marked it as to-read Dec 17, Wed May 19, 1: Things which you might be interested to learn from the professional games are: Go theory has names for concepts that a good chess player understands intuitively, but can’t verbalize. Get to Know Us.

ioseki Balladeer rated it really liked it Aug 23, I went through it closely about a year or so ago, and found that I was understanding much more the types of moves you make in response to standard local shapes. I’m looking for a basic english Joseki dictionary. Return to Book Page.

Joseki pages at Sensei’s Library

For example, one of the most important Go terms is ajiwhich literally means “taste”, but is usually joswki as “potential”. Ishida’s three volume dictionary was first published 33 years ago, translated from an even earlier Japanese edition. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ishida’s disctionary is so old However, I’d say the Ishida set joweki kind of in the middle between the two categories of joseki books so you get the best of both worlds, though as everyone already pointed out it’s not up-to-date.


A new edition in Japanese was published inedited by Takao Shinji.

Lists with This Book. Dimitrios marked it as to-read Feb 24, Be the first to ask a question about Dictionary of Basic Joseki. If you have a forcing sequence you can play any time you want, you say that you have aji there. I picked up Volume 1 of Ishida. Nico rated it really liked it Jul 27, It did cost a lot though. Wed May 19, 7: Do ishidw realize how much you need to study those books to get your money’s worth?

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In the other volumes there are variations listed as joseki, i. SmartGo will detect and discard duplicate games.