Invincible, the Game of Shusaku has 56 ratings and 7 reviews. Damon said: Shusaku was one of the leading players of the mid 19th century, who’s innovatio.. . “Invincible: The Games of Shusaku,” John Power’s classic and widely-acclaimed masterpiece on one of the greatest go players who ever lived. Is listed for $??! To my surprise today, this book is now a collectible? I bought it for $40 15 years or so ago. Some are listed at $ I.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Um umitems rated it really liked it May 12, Nico rated it it was amazing Jul 27, Even disregarding the benefit of going through the games of players of that calibre, there’s many beautiful games in it among those I’ve replayed, the twenty, ie the ninth of the Shuwa-Shusaku series, is my favourite. It’s so much nicer to play move by move through the diagrams and you can still use a wooden goban to replay certain moves.

Just playing out the diagrams and following along with the commentary will show the reader the flow of each game, where the big decisions are being made, how things might have gone differently, reasons for caution, etc. Of course, if you want to follow the games of current top pro Go players, it’s better to replay games by xhusaku such as Yamashita Keigo, Park Yeong-hun, Chen Yaoye, or Gu Li.

Which means suusaku you will be able to make it to shodan slowly but surely. Martin rated it it was amazing Apr 24, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Trivia About Invincible, the G Tonydowler Dowler rated it it was amazing Feb 27, Goodreads helps you keep track of books invjncible want to read.


I have seen some math textbooks on amazon go from 40 to overnight. Even if modern Go is very different from the s, the lessons in this book are hugely This is probably the best compilation of games currently available in print, and I highly recommend it for any new player.

Wed Feb 24, They also offer up many alternative scenarios that may have worked better to the benefits of one player or the other.

When its about, the paperback is fairly cheap. Dan rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Invinncible commentators offer up many diagrams showing alternative results of certain plays, and how that effect the out come. If you are interested maybe just contact the seller and ask if you can buy at a lower price.

Invincible, the Game of Shusaku

Then i think ill be buying the book today. Return to Book Page. It is not an exaggeration to say that all the principles and all the techniques of go are embodied in concentrated form in Shusaku’s go.

Tournament Gothe first-ever yearbook of professional go published in English, presents fascinating, in-depth commentaries invinccible all the top title matches played in Japan intogether with games from international title matches.

Invincible, the Game of Shusaku by John Power

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I can’t really say whether or not it is worth it if you’re weaker. The seller is out of stock or very low stock and puts in a sky-high no-sale price invimcible avoid having to delist and innvincible relist the item.


Don’t know anything about kifu. They say that you need to be around a 4 kyu or better before reading it.

The Games of Shusaku self. Trying to replay a game with move deep diagrams is awful.

Careful, well-researched game analyses, carried out by top professional players, show you the world of Japanese professional go from the inside. Refresh and try again. Mon Dec 31, I own the book but I’m about to purchase the gobooks-version for the iPad. I did not find it useful at that level, and have never re-opened it. Shusaku was one of the leading players of the mid 19th century, who’s innovations and style in joseki’s and fighting are still played today.

Shusaku’s games are considered the best model for aspiring professional players to study, especially his games with black. Submit a new text post. It will take some time to master what is being applied, but this way you reinforce good playing habits and weed out bad ones. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. Hi Skitarg, Actually it’s not such an easy question to answer, despite the impressions so far presented. I believe that for anyone below 1-dan – and probably even dan-level – Invincible is definitely worth buying.