Description: Level Up 7 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.
[expand title=”Book Details” trigclass=”expandTitle”] [table] Title, Level Up 7
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
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- In Einstein’s Footsteps (1)
- How to Reduce Liberties
- How to Increase Liberties
- Avoid Ladder Breakers
- Diagonal Move Net
- Capturing and Saving Key Stone
- Making a Living 4-Point Eye Shape
- Stretching Haengma
- Next Move
- Opening Sample 1
- Various Capturing Techniques (Review)
- The Tiger’s Mouth Vital Point
- Approach, Enclosure & Extension
- Opening Sample 2
- Snapback: Reducing Liberties from Behind
- Continuous Atari at the Dead Line
- In Einstein’s Footsteps (2)
- Blocking Move
- Life & Death (Review)
- Opening Sample 3
- Punishing an Overplayed Cut
- Living or Capturing by Ko
- Open & Closed Territory
- How to Answer
- Level Tests
- Starts to dive into proper moves and overplays.
- Continues to train the reader on their ladder and net abilities.
- 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 6 started to make my brain work (especially with the endgame), so I am planning on being a little more careful with this next one.
- I really like the fact that they devote time to training the reader to recognize key stones.
- I also really liked the fact that they subtly show proper use of the “empty triangle.”
- Once again, they do a great job with life and death by training even the most basic skills like “Making a Living 4-Point Eye Shape.” It might seem easy, but unless it’s second nature, players might actually miss it in their actual games.
- They really try and break down the flow of moves for you. For example, the different types of blocking.
- They start teaching how to punish overplay cuts and whether or not you should cut! *mind blown*
What did I gain from reading this book?
- Continued polishing of my reading abilities.
- Better understanding of why certain moves are considered “proper responses.”
- Gaining a higher comfort with nets and ladders.
What style of teaching does the book use?
- Curriculum Style
- 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 19×19 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.
- Yellow Mountain Imports – $13.00 USD (shipping and handling not included)
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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 8
- Level Up 9
- Level Up 10
- Level Up Review 2
- Jump Level Up Series
Last Updated on July 23rd, 2013