Insei tsumego, part 2

I was at Mimura-sensei’s go dojo again, yesterday. This time he nicely printed me a set of 110 go problems with seemingly basic shapes, for some good regular training. I’d seen other insei having similar stapled tsumego collections earlier, and this was the first one I got for myself! I’m not exactly sure what kind of a convention the dojo has with these, but just as a precaution, I’m thinking of doing all the tsumego by the next time I go to the dojo. Better to be an overworker than a slacker!

Here’s a photo of the tsumego collection, named 山田の詰碁2, Yamada no tsumego 2, and a excerpts from inside. This time, the problems are much less inhuman, and I’d imagine stronger kyu players can get them right as well. There are some recurring shapes here, completely on purpose. I again compiled the problem diagrams with jGoBoard.

Edit evening 13th December: All problems are black to play.

Yes, those are the page numbers up there. Yes, all the pages are similarly full of problems.


6 thoughts on “Insei tsumego, part 2”

  1. In L&D we can assume the position is unsettled. Then mostly settling is easier for one party than for the other. If it’s not, the problem is all the more interesting.

    I actually like problems better if I don’t know which side I have to take.

    SPOILER: I believe the solution of the last starts at E2, and the second at G2 (later, E2-E1 sagari will give damezumari.

    1. You may want to check your email; I believe I gave you the exacts there already.

      I have no idea how this print-out relates to the aforementioned Yamada’s books, though I might vager a guess that this “Yamada Tsumego 2” here refers to the second book. If so, the level is likely around the middle dans.

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