Needless to say, I learned the hard way how incredibly inaccessible professional commentaries can be. Around the time this book came out, I had just started being exposed to the modern professional go scene. Like most people, I gravitated toward the most well known and strongest players i. I was so used to other professional commentaries where game diagrams were often 10 moves or longer with such advanced discussions that this new approach was such a relief. In addition, since each game diagram is usually only a few moves long, the game discussion is broken down in far more detail and provides weaker players like myself an actual chance at learning something!
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So rather than tantalize the Go players here with gushing praise for this sadly unavailable treasure, I present Celebrity Death Match Special: Commented Games of Lee Sedol Volume I versus Doctor No Moves My match against Doctor No was the first time I had met a top-level supervillain in a tournament game, and I let myself be overawed by his reputation.
I made an elementary mistake on move 38 and was captured by his henchmen, leaving me in an unpleasant position. My first thought was to attack the henchman on the left with a karate chop to the wrist, seizing his gun and using it to deal with the two henchmen on the right before turning back to dispose of the opponents behind me. I am able to do this by making use of the skillful play at A where I swing across the room using the chandelier.
The sequence in Diagram 5 is long but forced, and at the end leaves me underwater in the shark tank with only thirty seconds of air. I judged that this would be a difficult fight and decided to leave the sequence unplayed for the time being. This set up important potential for the following combination. No made the usual greeting on move 49 "So, Mr Bond, we meet at last" and on move 53 offered me a vodka martini. Although the drink was shaken rather than stirred, accepting would have been intolerably submissive, so on move 54 I initiated the sequence I had considered earlier.
This gave me the time I needed to swim past the shark and reach the hidden escape hatch. After concluding this fight successfully, I considered that I was slightly ahead. James and Father, by Henrietta Bond My younger brother showed early promise as a secret agent, and our Father was quick to recognise it.
He made James work in a disciplined way to develop his talent. James did four hours of martial arts and two of target practice every day, and in the evening he studied languages, developing a flawless accent in French, Italian, German, Russian and Mandarin.
Every Saturday night, Father would send James to one of the local farms to seduce a milkmaid.
Commented games by Lee Sedol
Turamar Needless to say, I learned the hard way how incredibly inaccessible professional commentde can be. David marked it as to-read May 10, Indication of who played which color and what rank they were at the time. He made James work in a disciplined way to develop his talent. In addition, since each game diagram is usually only a few moves long, the game discussion is vommented down in far more detail and com,ented weaker players like myself an actual chance at learning something! In fact, the only way I think that the game reviews could get any better would be if Lee Sedol himself were sitting with me one on one while going over his games and answering my questions. A highly enjoyable and revealing read for players around 5 kyu and up. Trivia About Commented Games b The book consists of twenty commented games.
COMMENTED GAMES BY LEE SEDOL PDF
Dakus The format of the commentaries is consistent. At the end of each game, Lee Sedol goes through and summarizes the highlights of leee game and discusses the importance of that moment. This is something I had never encountered before and found it really helped me gain perspective on the game. This will definitely be one of my favorites of all time and I am looking forward to revisiting it many times in my journey as a go player. Want to Read saving…. A large kifu that made it easy to read and figure out where each move was. Clare Elizabeth marked it as to-read Sep 10, Micah rated it really liked it Oct 30, For all the profound reading present in a professional game record, they also contain a multitude of moves well within the grasp of anyone dedicated to the game.