Description: Level Up 8 is part of the Level Up! Series that serves as a workbook in private go schools in Korea. Though designed for children, the content and practice provided is invaluable for adults and children alike.
Title, Level Up 8
Series, Level Up! Series
Author, Lee Jae-Hwan
Translators, Lee Seong-Geun & Daniela Trinks
Supervisor, Yoo Chang-Hyuk (9P)
Published, “April 29th, 2009”
Length, 168 Pages
- Learn Baduk and IQ-Development
- Capturing Techniques
- Opening Sample 1
- Play Dansu (Atari) and Then Capture Stones
- Opening Sample 2
- Play Dansu (Atari) and Then Capture in Net
- Life and Death (Review)
- Opening Sample 3
- Opening Sample 4
- Opening Sample 5
- Using Paired Moves (Miai)
- Vital Point First
- Starpoint Pattern (Joseki) 1
- Next Move
- Opening Sample 6
- One Eye Versus No Eye
- Make a Living 4-Point Eye Shapes
- Korean Professional Tournaments
- Snapback (Review)
- Opening Sample 7
- Continuous Dansu (Atari) Review
- Opening Sample 8
- Extension - Open or Closed Door
- Starpoint Pattern (Joseki) 2
- Opening Sample 9
- Life and Death, Capturing Race (Review)
- Opening Sample 10
- Living and Capturing by Pae (Ko)
- How to Answer
- Level Tests
- Even though I may be a solid 5 kyu, I started slipping up on some of the problems.
- Really enjoyed how joseki was integrated into the lesson plan.
- Continues to live up to the quality of problems and content you come to expect of the series.
A mid to high SDK (single digit kyu) kyu who has read his fair share of go books and has a pretty strong foundation in the basics and teaching go.
Level Up 7 was starting to really test my reading abilities, so I will continue to tread carefully with this one.
What did I enjoy about the book?
- They are unrelenting with the training on ladders and nets.
- Introduces joseki in a fun and easy way to help the reader remember the proper sequence along with how to respond to unorthodox responses from the opponent.
- Continues to drill away at the reader to improve their life and death and capturing race abilities.
What did I gain from reading this book?
- Continued polishing of my reading abilities.
- Better understanding of why certain star point josekis flow the way they do.
- Gained more familiarity and comfort with my fundamental life and death skills along with capturing races.
What style of teaching does the book use?
* Content is organized into lessons, topics, or themes in order to facilitate learning.
Primary Learning Mechanism:
* Practice problems
Other Learning Mechanisms:
* Cute and entertaining comics to teach and/or reinforce lessons. * Simple explantations that are accompanied by equally simple diagrams. * Samples of openings from professional games to further acclimate the reader to full games on a 19x19 board.
What aspect can be improved on?
- No complaints here!
Is this book easy to read?
- Yes. Other than the occasional article, the explanations are very easy short and easy to understand.
- Though the series is designed for kids, both kids and adults alike will be able to learn everything they need to know about playing go in a fun and entertaining way.
- People who enjoy learning things in an easy to understand format and lots of opportunities to reinforce what they are learning.
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- Level Up 1
- Level Up 2
- Level Up 3
- Level Up 4
- Level Up 5
- Level Up Review 1
- Level Up 6
- Level Up 7
- Level Up 9
- Level Up 10
- Level Up Review 2
- Jump Level Up Series
Last Updated on July 25th, 2013