Now in store: Commented Games by Lee Sedol – Volume 2

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know that Commented Games by Lee Sedol Volume 2 – Dream to be the Best is now in stock and ready to ship worldwide!

Lee’s commented games now in stock


Commented Games by Lee Sedol – Volume 2 is now available.

All pre-orders shipped on Monday and should be arriving soon (some customers have received their copies already).

We have plenty of stock available, so any orders at the moment will ship on the next business day, from the closest available location and using the best value shipping method.

I was heavily involved in editing this 2nd volume, so I was lucky enough to get to start reading it a few months ago, which was fun and very educational.

Daniela Trinks from Baduktopia has worked incredibly hard on the translation and, in my opinion, the quality of the finished product is even better than that of Volume 1.

This is one of the best Go books available in English.

As usual, if you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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About David Ormerod

David likes teaching, learning, playing and writing about the game Go. He's taught hundreds of people to play Go, including many children at schools in Australia. In 2010 David was the Australian representative at the 31st World Amateur Go Championships. He's a 5 dan amateur Go player and is the editor of Go Game Guru. You can find David on Google+ and follow Go Game Guru on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter.


  1. My copy came in today’s mail! I’ve only just scratched the surface but it’s a wonderful book. Thanks GGG for everything you do.

  2. Jeremiah Donley says:

    I was wondering, in quality and comprehension would you suggest getting Ye Se-Dol’s book before Invincible or the other way around?

    • David Ormerod says:

      Lee’s commentaries are much more detailed and his games and Go theory are more modern.

      Because his commentaries go into a lot of detail, I think they’re easier for intermediate players to follow, but some of the concepts are still quite high level, and some variations are quite complicated. Since Lee spends over 100 pages commenting one game, there are only three games per book.

      Invincible is also an excellent book. I’ve played through all the games in it several times. From memory there are 80 commentaries throughout, though obviously they can’t go into the sort of detail that Lee does.

      Shusaku’s Go is much older, but still strong. The commentaries sometimes point out when a particular move would be played differently according to modern thinking.

      I think both books are worth reading and it depends on what you want to do with them and how strong you are now.

      If you want a large number of games with commentaries to study, then Invincible is better. If you want to see how one of the best players in the world thinks about Go, then Lee Sedol’s books are much better.

      If you tell me a bit more about what your goals are, then maybe I can give you a better answer, but maybe you already know the answer for yourself by now? :)

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