- Free chapter for each book.
- Play and replay moves in diagrams.
- Interactive problem diagrams.
- Text enhanced with inline diagrams.
- Links to pro games in SmartGo Kifu.
- Add your own notes anywhere in a book.
- Adjustable font and layout.
- Some multi-lingual books (Japanese, German, French & Spanish).
- Buy once, read on iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
SmartGo Books currently offers more than 130 Go books that you can buy using in-app purchase; more books are in the works. To help you choose, the free “Guide to Go Books” provides clues as to which books might be appropriate for your level.
- “Learn to Play Go” (vol. 1-5) by Janice Kim 3 dan & Jeong Soo-hyun 9 dan
- “Go: A Complete Introduction to the Game” by Cho Chikun 9 dan
- “So You Want to Play Go?” (levels 1-4) by Jonathan Hop
For more than 20 years, the Elementary Go Series books have been the standard texts for Go players who want to get a firm grasp of the fundamentals. Not only is the theory of Go explained clearly and simply, the reader is also given problems to show how these theoretical concepts are applied in actual games.
- “In the Beginning”
- “38 Basic Joseki”
- “Life and Death”
- “Attack and Defense”
- “The Endgame”
- “Handicap Go”
Improving your technique:
- “How Not to Play Go” (Spanish & French & English)
- “Double Digit Kyu Games”
- “Single Digit Kyu Game Commentaries” (vol. 1 & 2)
- “More Go by example”
- “Basic Techniques of Go”
- “Fundamental Principles of Go”
- “The Workshop Lectures” (vol. 1-5)
- “Cho Hun-hyeon’s Lectures on Go Techniques” (vol. 1 & 2)
– “Counting Liberties and Winning Capturing Races”
- “Tesuji and Anti-Suji of Go” (out-of-print)
- “Making Good Shape”
- “All About Ko”
- “Key Concepts in Life and Death”
- “How to Destroy and Preserve” (out-of-print)
- “Sabaki – How to Manage Weak Stones” (out-of-print)
- “Punishing and Correcting Joseki Mistakes” (out-of-print)
- “Correct Joseki”
- “Vital Points and Skillful Finesse for Sabaki”
- “Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go” (German & French & Spanish & English)
- “Graded Go Problems for Beginners” (vol. 1-4)
- “501 Opening Problems” & “501 Tesuji Problems”
- “Rescue and Capture” & “Tricks in Joseki”
- “Get Strong at Life and Death” & “Get Strong at the Endgame”
- “Shuko: The Only Move” (vol. 1 & 2)
– “Gateway to All Marvels: The Xuanxuan Qijing of 1347”
- “The most difficult problem ever: Igo Hatsuyôron 120” (German & English)
“Invincible: The Games of Shusaku” by John Power has been widely acclaimed as a masterpiece on one of the greatest Go players who ever lived. Enhanced with in-diagram replay, inline diagrams, and links to referenced games, be prepared to experience this classic in a whole new way.
“The Life, Games and Commentaries of Honinbo Shuei” by John Fairbairn provides a full-length biography, detailed commentaries on 79 of Shuei's games tracing the development of Shuei's elusive style, and a collection of Shuei's commentaries. A must-read for every serious Go player and student of Go history.
Pro game analysis:
- “Master Play: The Style of Lee Changho / Go Seigen / Takemiya / Kitani Minoru & Cho Chikun”
- “The Games of Fujisawa Shuko”
- “Modern Master Games: The Dawn of Tournament Go”
- “The Go Consultants”
- “Patterns of the Sanrensei” (Japanese & English)
- “Understanding Pro Games” & “Deep Thought” (vol. 1 & 2)
- Books on games by O Rissei, Naoki Hane, Keigo Yamashita, Go Seigen, Takemiya Masaki, and Sakata
Go is a 4000-year-old board game that originated in China. The two players take turns placing stones in an effort to surround territory. The rules can be learned in minutes, yet the complexity of the game provides lifetime enjoyment. Also known as baduk, wéiqí, and igo, it is played by millions of people worldwide.
- Sorting by publisher keeps books in a series together and in proper order.
- Sorting by title ignores ‘The’ at start of title.
- Your purchased books are marked with a small checkmark.
- Pull down on book list to force a refresh from the server.
• Notes editing now respects dark mode.
• Update to iOS 11, and various bug fixes.
Fix bug with book list not always up-to-date.
• Modified notes not saved.
• Large Japanese characters not shown in “Just Enough Japanese 2”.
• Last line of text missing when font was set to Baskerville.
Fixed bug where navigation shown after dismissing diagram replay.
Add Copy All Notes and Paste.
- Allow up to three columns on iPad, four columns on iPad Pro.
Improved navigation within books.
Fix bug where two-digit numbers on stones were not shown properly.
Improved font choices.
Other bug fixes and usability improvements.
Further improvements in downloading books.
- Improved registration and download of books.
- New book in Master Play series: “The Style of Lee Sedol” by Yuan Zhou.
- New book in Mastering the Basics series: “Attacking and Defending Moyos” by van Zeijst and Bozulich.
Three new books are available:
- “Reductions” by Iwamoto Kaoru 9 dan.
- “Igo Hatsuyōron 120” by Thomas Redecker.
- “Just Enough Japanese — Volume One: Basic Level Practical Japanese for Go Players” by Richard Hunter.
Various bug fixes.
- Added “The Best Play” by Feng Yun 9 dan (Slate & Shell).
- Sound when replaying moves (turn on in Settings > Sound Effects).
- Bug fixes and usability improvements.
- “Understanding Dan Level Play” by Yuan Zhou
- “The Chinese Opening” by Yuan Zhou
Added three new books:
- “New Moves” by Alexander Dinerchtein 3 dan & An Younggil 8 dan
- “The Monkey Jump” by Richard Hunter
- “Playing the Endgame: A Brief Introduction” by William S. Cobb
- Dutch translation of “Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (30-25 Kyu)”
- Add Spanish translation of “Go: A Complete Introduction to the Game”.
- To add a note, tap and hold on a paragraph, then choose Add Note.
- To navigate between notes, tap on the move number on the bottom and switch to notes using the icon on the right.
New app icon.
Four new books:
- “Fight Like a Pro — The Secrets of Kiai” by Rob van Zeijst and Richard Bozulich
- “Today We Have a Splendid Feast: The Meijin Inseki’s Yoshin Teiki” edited by John Fairbairn
- “Wonders of Life & Death: Honinbo Shusai’s tsumego classic Shikatsu Myoki” presented by John Fairbairn
- “Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (20-15 Kyu)” by Gunnar Dickfeld (English & German)
- “Fundamentos del Go: Estrategia”: Spanish translation of “The Basics of Go Strategy” by Richard Bozulich
- French and Spanish translations of “Black to Play! Train the Basics of Go (25-20 Kyu) by Gunnar Dickfeld.
Reviews and ratings in the App Store helps others find this app. Thank you!
- “New Ways in Go” by John Fairbairn: A complete translation of Honinbo Shuho’s classic Hoen Shinpo
- “A Noir de Jouer / Turno de las Negras” by Gunnar Dickfeld: French & Spanish translations of “Black to Play!”
- “Comment ne pas jouer au go” by Yuan Zhou: French translation of “How Not to Play Go”
- “The Basics of Go Strategy” (English & German) by Richard Bozulich (Kiseido)
- “200 Endgame Problems” by Shirae Haruhiko 7 dan (Slate & Shell)
- “Cross-Cut Workshop” by Richard Hunter (Slate & Shell)
- “Lee Chang-ho's Endgame Techniques” (Volumes 1 & 2) by Lee Chang-ho (Yutopian)
- “Key Concepts in Life and Death: Inside Moves and Under the Stones Techniques” by Richard Hunter
- “The Workshop Lectures – Volume 6” by Yilun Yang 7 dan
- “Graded Go Problems for Beginners – Volume Four: Advanced Problems” by Kano Yoshinori 9 dan
- 19.3 MB
- Release Date:
- Smart Go, Inc.
- In-App Purchases:
"Go: A Complete Introduction to the Game" by Cho Chikun $4.99
"How Not to Play Go" by Yuan Zhou $4.99
"Learn to Play Go: A Step-By-Step Guide to the Game" by Janice Kim $6.99
"Graded Go Problems for Beginners 1" by Kano Yoshinori $6.99
"Learn to Play Go II: The Way of the Moving Horse" by Janice Kim $6.99
"Double Digit Kyu Games" by Neil Moffatt $4.99
"Basic Techniques of Go" by Haruyama & Nagahara $8.99
"Learn to Play Go III: The Dragon Style" by Janice Kim $6.99
"Graded Go Problems 2" by Kano Yoshinori $6.99
"Fundamental Principles of Go" by Yilun Yang 7 dan $9.99More
Safe to Download
AppPure.com and the download link of this app are 100% safe. The download link of this app will be redirected to the official App Store site, thus the app is original and has not been modified in any way.Got it