The ideal series of books for players who have just learned the rules of go, bridging the gap between a beginner's book and some of the more 'advanced' elementary books. The almost 1,500 problems in these four volumes thoroughly drill its readers in the fundamentals of the game. Once they have finished studying these four books, they will have mastered the elements of capturing and defending stones, life and death of groups, elementary tactics, and the endgame, thus laying a solid foundation for their future progress. Volume 1: Introductory Problems (30-kyu to 25-kyu).
Author: Kano Yoshinori