During 2021 the AGA committee discussed ways to raise funds to support live lessons and other Go activities.
One of our key aims is to create a financial base that continues over the years and does not rely on donations. To this end I have started compiling a series of TsumeGo books which are on sale for anybody anywhere with all the profits being donated to the Australian Go Association. The content and authors of books will grow over time but for now we are working on TsumeGo.
To avoid administration issues with the AGA, the AGA committee has requested I sell the books and donate the profits to the AGA. The cost of postage outside of Australia is too high so the books are only available through “print on demand” book sellers such as Booktopia and Kobo.
The first series of books are called “Diabolical”. These are very hard TsumeGo problems that will challenge any strong Go player.
Book 1 contains 100 of the most difficult life and death problems you will come across. Each problem consists of four or more positions which Black to play – just one move to prevail in all positions. The only way this can work is if all except one position is already settled – the task is to find that position, settle it. No easy task.
ISBN 978-0-6450765-0-9 available at Booktopia or your favorite on-demand publisher.
The answers and analysis book contains the first 50 problems with detailed analysis and the answers.
ISBN 978-0-6450765-1-6 available at Booktopia or your favourite on-demand publisher.