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 Although this work has now been superceded by Takao Shinji’s Dictionary (K K The 21st Century Dictionary of Basic Joseki), it does not render Ishida’s.

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Philip Dumala marked it as to-read Apr 06, Wed May 19, 7: If you choose a forcing sequence too soon, you are doing aji keshi – losing your aji. I think 38 is an excellent book. Trivia About Dictionary of Bas Kiseido Publishing Company; 3rd edition Language: I would ishjda go with something like the Ishida set. If you have a forcing sequence you can play any time you want, you say that you have aji there. I’m working my way through it now, and trying to learn enough to recreate the joseki by ‘This move feels right because of this reason’.

SmartGo also works with other game collections you may have.

This is a life-long project. But if you want a smaller book to tote around when you feel like studying ishid, maybe Yutopian’s “Essential Joseki” by Naiwei Rui. It sucks being a weak player. Now I’m leaning against the Ishida collection. A new edition in Japanese was published inedited by Takao Shinji. Get to Know Us.


The dictionary index is organized as a large tree of continuations with top-level six main branches:. It was immediately obvious, right from the first glance at the table of contents, that Go theory was at least as rich and complex as chess theory.

It shows some common ones, but spends a good amount of time going into why you would choose one over iishida others, and why some of the critical moves are chosen. To the original question, I think Ishida is excellent.

Merit is so 20th century.

Ishida’s Joseki Dictionary at Sensei’s Library

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The way most joseki books are written there is that the author s will cover a handful of variations from a handful of corner approaches ishidw commentate on them in detail, similar to the way “Jungsuk in our Times” or “38 Basic Joseki” is done.

And all completely different to chess, in every possible way. First is the idea of a sequence of moves locally giving an equal result. Max rated it really liked it Oct 02, To ask other readers questions about Dictionary of Basic Josekiplease sign up.

It was somewhere between 5k and 1d that the many inaccuracies of eidogo. Wed May 19, 8: Personally, I really like using a database to see what ojseki 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.


Danny rated it liked it Sep kshida, The joseki content is fine don’t bother worrying about it being outdated or anythingbut I don’t remember finding it particularly useful. I’ve been thinking about getting Jungsuk in Our Time but from what’s been said here, I’m wondering if the Ishida collection might be better given its breadth. It seems to me to be a good ‘My First Joseki’ book. I know SmartGo will identify duplicate games, but I’m wondering how much they overlap.

Balladeer rated it really liked it Aug 23, In the other volumes there are variations listed as joseki, i.

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I suspect you actually have to read them in order to gain from them. Especially the part on point joseki is weak. What are the attacking moves What are the ishids moves What are the forcing moves What are the endgame moves Which joseki are most frequently played and by whom Which joseki are currently fashionable How do joseki evolve over the years.