Description: Level Up 5 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 5
Series, Level Up! Series
Author, Lee Jae-Hwan
Translators, Lee Seong-Geun & Daniela Trinks
Supervisor, Yoo Chang-Hyuk (9P)
Published, “1st Edition: July 2008, 2nd Edition: February 24th, 2010”
Length, 168 Pages
- Let’s Go to a Baduk Tournament!
- Where to Play Atari (Review)
- How to Drive Stones
- Good Moves and Bad Moves
- Approaches, Enclosures and Extensions
- How to Extend
- Heart Ladder
- Net (Review)
- Make False and Real Eyes
- Snapback (Review)
- Continuous Atari and Chokchoksu
- Don’t Capture False Eye Stones
- Let’s Go to a Baduk Congress!
- Two Birds with One Stone
- Attach? Hane! Hane? Extend!
- Good and Bad Shape
- Reduce Liberties of Key Stones First
- Life: Vital Point First
- Capture: Vital Point First
- Mutual Life
- How to Answer
- Level Tests
- Does a great job introducing good and bad shapes and seki.
- Starts familiarizing the reader with important life and death techniques like placement and vital points.
- Continues to live up to the quality you come to expect from this 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.
- I was able to progress through Level Up 4 pretty easily, so I was hoping that this would be pretty straightforward as well.
What did I enjoy about the book?
- It introduces the reader to the concept of good and bad shapes.
- Starts training the reader to practice looking for important stones.
- They do a great job introducing seki and offer lots of really simple but effective practice problems for it.
What did I gain from reading this book?
- Polished my ability to distinguish between key stones in capturing races.
- Started rebuilding my ability to see seki positions from the ground up.
- Polished my abilities to use nets, shortage of liberties, ladders, and snapback.
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.
What aspect(s) can be improved on?
- No complaints here. I was really happy with the progression of problems in this book.
- Errata - Question #3 on page 51 - Black’s shape seems incorrect. The stones should form a solid triangle instead of the hanging connection.
Is this book easy to read?
- Yes. It was very easy to understand all the explanations and progress through the book.
- 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 Review 1
- Level Up 6
- Level Up 7
- Level Up 8
- Level Up 9
- Level Up 10
- Level Up Review 2
- Jump Level Up Series
Last Updated on July 17th, 2013