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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Otherwise known as ‘chinrou. What about descending with Black 1 here? This is a bit unusual, of course, but since there is only a limited number of interesting positions, chikunn is a natural way to increase this number.

Cho Chikun’s Encyclopedia of Life and Death – Elementary

Shusaku’s ear-reddening move and Dosaku’s Nose hit. 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. May 21, Micah rated it liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. The plays at a and b are miai.

Encyclopedia of Life and Death at Sensei’s Library

Black to Play and Live. The problems take fanciful and historical aspects, chiiun themes relating to stories and events.

You are right that Chioun 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.


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. Non-real game problems that encompasses an entire board, or at least the majority of it. Dfath this, if Black plays aWhite answers band if Black tries ba White hane at c kills him. In other words, in this situation there are two ways for Black to live.

Encyclopedia of Life and Death

Lists with This Book. The vital point but. Unfortunately, the four Black stones on the left side suffer from a shortage of libertiesso White 2 and the placement of 4 mean instant death. Seemingly well enough for my entry-level weiqi skills.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Aren’t those Yutopian books Chinese translations?

All About Life and Death at Sensei’s Library

Published May 28th by Ishi Press first published June This ancient Japanese tsume-go book was orginally crafted by Meijin Dosetsu Inseki in This book consisting of two lifw is a translation of volume 1 of Cho Chikun ‘s Japanese language book Life and Death Dictionary listed on the dictionaries page. Onestep92 added it Nov 24, A collection of problems created by Master Go Seigen 9p, and out of which problems No.

The problems are categorized into two main sections: If Dearh carelessly plays this move at aa White hane at 4 will mean sudden death. Each of cnikun volumes includes life and death problems. I think I read somewhere that Ishi translated volume 1 without Cho Chikun knowledge approval.


So, all you can do is to try to find it as used book, maybe from eBay. Generally those common life and death. Where are two eyes when white plays either a or b?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. An example is included below. Solution 2 looks dead to me. In this diagram Black has a liberty at aso even if Black merely descends to 1, things don’t go as they did in the last diagram. Nice logically-organized treatment of the subject.

White ccho and 4 are powerful plays, but Black 5 is a nice answer. I just bought the two volumes after I bought an used English edition of volume one. It’s filled with challenging and fascinating tesujis that look like they’ve been lifted from games, all organized by general theme.

Yes, Japanese version has more material only because there is a 2nd volume which is not translated.