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Go Lecture: A Modest Lecture About Shape

How many times have you been in a game and noticed that your opponent didn't seem to pay much attention to his shape?  Worse yet, how many times have you not paid attention?  Don't worry, we all make that mistake.  We're amateurs, after all.

Shape is one of those things that amateurs unfortunately tend to overlook. [...]

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Go Lecture: Lee Sedol – Builds a Very Obvious Center

Normally when you see a game where a player obtains territory for himself in the very center of the board, what do you think?  Do you think that subtle fighting took place where a player had chance to reduce the middle before it grew too big?  Do you think that perhaps a player opened with [...]

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Go Lecture: No Corners? No Problem!

Have you ever thought that losing all of your corners in a baduk game was a sure fire way to lose it?  This is a game where territory is the most important thing at the end of the game.  Surely if you don't have corners ( those things that are easiest to obtain territory) then [...]

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Go Lecture: The Surrounding Game

Go has many names.  Some names more descriptive than others.  One name you may not be aware of is the 'Surrounding Game'.   It just makes sense on so many levels.  The goal of the game is to surround more territory than your opponent's.  If there is a weak group, a good tactic is to try [...]

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Go Lecture: Choi Cheolhan – Uses Attachments!

Attaching to your opponent's stones is one of those things that new players hear is a bad thing.  The number of times I've had students say to me that attachments were bad for that very reason is astounding!  Truth is attachments are one of the most powerful tools in your arsenal!  In fact I would [...]

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Go Lecture: Ke Jie – Does There Have To Be a Reason?

I don't know if you've fallen in love with rising Chinese star Ke Jie yet, but I know that I have. It's always exciting to watch new blood enter the go world and make their mark. These players breathe fresh life into the game and keeps it exciting! What more could you possibly ask for [...]

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Go Lecture: Micro Chinese Fuseki – Ends in Huge Trades

Chinese professional Chen Yaoye plays the Micro Chinese Fuseki in this game versus Korean star Choi Cheolhan.  It's always difficult to know who to root for when you've been following both players involved since before they reached 9dan.  Harder still when it's an international match and you know they both want to take a win [...]

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Go Lecture: Two Greedy Games

Normally I would say this lecture is surprising because of...something.  But the player featured in this game is Lee Sedol.  Really, over the years, what hasn't he done that could still surprise us?  You don't become one of the world's top players by only playing one way with one style.  He's tried it all.

So in [...]

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Go Lecture: Bonus Lecture – Aji, Don’t Leave Home Without It.

It's no secret that I teach a lot of go, both publicly and privately.  I do it practically every day.  No days off for a go teacher.  That said, how many times have I brought one of my students games online to share with everyone?  Not often, huh?  This game demanded that i review it for [...]

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Sweet Sacrifice!

Sacrificial plays.  That time in a go game when a player crosses his fingers and hopes what he's doing is a good thing.  Instead of watching as any hope of winning the game is thrown straight out the window.  It's an area that amateurs are typically loathe to approach, not trusting their ability to accurately [...]

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