Go Wizardry

All About the Many Aspects of Go
We have millions of friends around the world... and they all play go!

Three Second Life & Death Problems

Composed by Fukui Masaaki 8 dan

This small booklet is a collection of problems published as “Three Second Life & Death Problems” in Kidō magazine. Even though three seconds is stipulated, that does not mean that the problems are to be solved in three seconds, just that the intention is to have the first move in the solution discovered in three seconds. I have created the problems with the desire to cultivate that direct, intuitive power in all of the readers.

Consequently, if the first move that the reader comes up with is correct, then please think, “Great!” It is quite all right not to worry about things such as attendant variations. Taking time afterward to carefully think everything through is fine.

With that intention, please wrestle with these problems.

Black to Play in all problems.

A supplementary booklet published in Kidō, December 1998

Tagged as: , , ,

Leave a Reply

More in 'Life and Death'


book cover

Go on the Go Collection: Volume I

Three booklets have been assembled into the collection here.

Buy this Book at Amazon

Go For Everyone

Go For Everyone

A New Method for Learning to Play the Game of Go

Buy this book

Book Cover

Journey to the West

This is a semi-autobiographical novel that depicts a unique American success story; a rags to riches tale of a man escaping his humble origins to make millions of dollars, but then he throws it all away due to the ancient character flaw of hubris.

Buy this Book at Amazon