February 2011

Read the Book?

If you have not read The Ring of Water, the fifth book in the Young Samurai series, then beware there are spoilers below!





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BGJ 147 Spring 2009

Reviewer: Pat Ridley

The article has its origins in a conversation with Gerry Mills, our esteemed Bookseller, one night at the Chester Go Club. Gerry asked us if we thought the future for books lay with ebooks rather than with traditional paper copy.





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BGJ 143 Winter 2007

Reviewer: Ian Davis

ISBN 89-90079-42-X

The first time I saw a book on ko, I remember thinking to myself, why on earth devote a book to such a narrow topic as ko. By the time I read this book, I had probably realised that there is a lot more to ko than meets the eye.





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BGJ 141 Summer 2007

Re viewer: Charles Matthews

ISBN 0-9788874-0-9

Expert level Go is not that easy to explain.





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BGJ 140 Spring 2007

Reviewer: Ian Davis

ISBN 89-5660-167-4

”Baduk Made Fun and Easy” is a new book written by the Korean Chihyung Nam, 1p. As you might guess, it’s written for beginners, teaching them how to play from scratch.





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BGJ 135 Summer 2004

Reviewer: Andrew Morris

In the old days mighty tomes would arrive on a reviewer’s desk with a ‘thwump’. GoGoD, a massive database of over thirty thousand professional games, plus additional material and go utility programs, comes on one CD.





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BGJ 135 Summer 2004

Reviewer: William Brooks

The Many Faces of Go Joseki Base is a very useful piece of software for the PDA created by David Fotland. It contains josekis for corner positions starting from the 5-5 to 3-3 points and has a very thorough set of variations.





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BGJ 135 Autumn 2004

Reviewer: Mike Harvey

My first impression of SmartGo was of a bewildering range of options, so that I didn’’t know where to start. I discovered later that there were even more toolbars that are initially hidden. Most of them relate to diagramming, annotation, editing and maintaining a library of game records, and these are SmartGo’’s strengths.





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BGJ 135 Autumn 2004

Bakaban is a free Windows program, which allows you to play Go on a variety of surfaces other than standard Go boards.

It has a limited understanding of the rules of play. It automatically removes strings that have no liberties, but it does not know about the ko rule, and it does not allow suicide.





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BGJ 134 Summer 2004

Reviewer: Nick Wedd

In the previous issue of this Journal, I reviewed Go Dojo: Contact Fights. Go Dojo: Sector Fights is another module of the same training program by Bruce Wilcox.

The structure of the program

The structure of Go Dojo: Sector Fights is identical to that of Go Dojo: Contact Fights.





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