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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 Road Map to Shodan" series vol 2 pub. Sept 2014. 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.
(146 pages, 216g, 15 x 21 cm)
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The Basics of Life and Death
"The Road Map to Shodan" series vol. 3 pub. Nov 2015.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.
(232 pages, 330g, 15 x 21 cm)
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