Monkey Jump Workshop

BGJ 171 Spring 2015, Reviewer: Roger Huyshe

by Richard Hunter

The Workshop begins with the monkey jump at its simplest: a basic reduction against a solid territory. The standard counter-moves are analysed before moving on to explore how things change when the surrounding position is altered.

Coverage continues with the monkey jump in the context of life-and-death situations and finally ends with a presentation of several uncommented professional games which don’t really provide any learning points. Also, there is little guidance as to when not to use the monkey-jump.

Otherwise a great book, which has distributed throughout an impressive collection of monkey-jump problems, both of the yose and life-and-death variety.



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