81 Little Lions: An Introduction to the 9x9 Board for Advanced Beginners, by Immanuel deVillers — Revised Edition (2019)
There are plenty of resources for the 19x19 board, but almost none on the 9x9. 81 Little Lions, intended as a first step to change that, is an introduction to the world of 9x9 play.
Originally published by Immanuel deVillers (a.k.a. @Francisa) back in 2015, the author has kindly given me permission to work on this revised edition before translating the book into Brazilian Portuguese.
The text has been entirely edited and revised, including changes to its structure, layout and formatting. The PDF was optimized for both digital reading and printing, and other formats are also available: AZW3 (for Kindle) and Epub (for Kobo and others).
This book is recommended for players ranked ~15-kyu and stronger. You should know the basic Go terms like atari and komi and be familiar with the concepts of sente and gote.
Although this is far from giving a complete overview or perfect information about the subject, countless hours of the author’s life went into finding and working on strategies and tactics for the smaller boards.
Hopefully you will have an enjoyable read and maybe even learn something new from this book.
Welcome to 9x9
About This Edition
1. The Basics
1.2. Influence Is Subtle, Control Is Everything
1.3. A Mistake Is Always Lethal
1.4. Instant Tsumego
1.5. Komi Is a Bitch
1.6. There Is Not Enough Space to Run
1.7. Two Groups Are Enough
2.1. Example Tsumego
2.2. Study Guide
2.3. Where to Find Tsumego
3. Learn Joseki
3.1. My Favorite Joseki
4.1. The Chapel Technique
4.2. The Attach-Crosscut Technique
5. On Jumps
6. Practical Trainer
6.1. Training 1
6.2. Training 2
6.3. Training 3
7. The End?
7.1. Link List
Here are the download options for the book:
- EPUB 2
- EPUB 2
1 Please help seed the torrent, ladies and gentlemen. :)
2 Kobo owners can also download the book directly from the Kobo Store for free.