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Welcome to Pentangle
Whether you are new to the world of puzzles and games or an experienced collector, Pentangle's range of products have been designed to challenge and entertain you.

Pentangle is a specialist, UK-based manufacturer and distributor of high quality puzzles and games. Established over 35 years ago, Pentangle has retained a passion for products that test logical thinking but are also an attractive addition to any desk, shelf or coffee table.

Ideal as gifts, educational aids and promotional items, they are also great fun and a real talking point! Whether you are 9 or 99, looking for a bit of entertainment or a serious brainteaser, we are sure you will find something here that fits the bill.

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The Basic Principles of the Opening and the Middle Game

The Basic Principles of the Opening and the Middle Game

14.00

In the opening phase (the fuseki), there will be perhaps 50 to 100 candidates for a plausible move, with numerous different responses, so the expert go player needs some principles to guide him in finding the best move. This book aims to present those basic strategic principles. The 20 principles presented here will lay the foundations for the study of opening theory in general as well as the currently popular opening systems, such as the Sanrensei Opening, the Chinese Opening, etc., presented in other volumes of this series. The second volume in the series "The Road Map to Shodan" pub. Sept 2015.

(146 pages, 216g, 15 x 21 cm)



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The Basics of Life and Death

The Basics of Life and Death

14.00

Most Go players appreciate the value of improving one's tactical and reading skills by solving live-and-death and tesuji problems. This book is a systematic introduction to life and death for beginner players. Part One starts out by presenting all the basic eye spaces, then shows how three basic tesujis (the hane, the placement, and the throw-in) are used to reduce the eye space of a group to one eye, then to kill that group. The second part is a life-and-death dictionary that presents 177 basic positions that often arise from josekis or common middle-game skirmishes in the corners and along the sides. As such, it is an invaluable reference work that deserves a place in every go players' library.
The third volume in the series "The Road Map to Shodan" pub. Nov 2015.

(232 pages, 330g, 15 x 21 cm)



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Handicap-Go strategy & the Sanrensei Opening

Handicap-Go strategy & the Sanrensei Opening

14.00

The study of handicap go is the natural way to learn how to build thick positions, then to turn the influence of these positions into territory. The handicap stones are placed high on the fourth-line star points, so the black player is forced to think globally. Eventually, the novice will find himself playing Black without a handicap. The easiest way to make the transition from handicap games to even games is to adopt the Sanrensei Opening. In this opening, Black occupies three star points on one side of the board, so the basic strategy of playing for influence used in handicap games is the same. By adopting this opening and executing the strategies outlined in this book, your stronger opponents will learn to respect your moves. The first volume in the series "The Road Map to Shodan" pub. Sept 2015.

(162 pages, 236g, 15 x 21 cm)



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