the Back Cover --
Tesuji are moves that make the
most effective use of stones. While they are typically techniques for
close-combat fighting, tesuji play a crucial role in all aspects of the
game, from the opening to the endgame. In this famous dictionary,
translated into English in four volumes, Fujisawa provides a thorough
and systematic survey of key tesuji, arranging them in accordance with
the purpose they serve. This third volume covers tesuji that are useful
in the opening, in capturing races, and in life and death situations.
The other three volumes deal with tesuji used in attacking, in
defending, in life and death situations, and in the endgame. In all
these areas, tesuji are closely involved with fighting, and knowledge of
them is essential for becoming stronger. Fujisawa also points out that
tesuji are part of what makes go and elegant and fascinating game and in
this way they contribute to the beauty of go.