This game is a lucky win for me. Now, don't get me wrong. I wasn't outplayed from the beginning of the game, mind you. I thought my opening went rather well. Trouble is I wind up botching it and there can be no denying that yes, I got into a position [...]
Moving onto the 8dans, here is my battle to get to 9dan!
Jumping ahead a bit, I uploaded a game from my 9dan series. This game is quite special. It turns out the person I played in this game is marked as a "pro" in profile. I hear he's also ranked top 25 on the server. He may be the strongest person I've [...]
Here is a game chuck full of older sequences. If you were studying joseki sequences around 2008 or so, you'll probably recognize what occurs in the upper left hand corner.
Here is an interesting game. It's often important to mind your shape. You should not, under any cirucmstances create a huge dumpling shape in the middle of nowhere. Well, unless the cameras are rolling...
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Wow, this game. This was a wonderful example of what can happen when you get into a sticky spot early on in the game. It's so difficult to come back from a misstep early on and I think I kept my lead from it fairly well.
Another guest is invited onto skype to ask me questions about the go game while I'm playing it! Changing things up a bit from its usual static lecture like format. I really enjoyed this and I hope you do, too!
Not all Go Games are hour long events. Sometimes they're just eleven minutes long! Just create as many weak groups as possible. Here is a perfect example on why its not our goal in Go to create as many weak groups as possible.
It's not a good idea to leave behind weaknesses when you're trying to play safely. Let's see if you can spot why! Hint - I'm the one that needed to play more safely.
In this Go Game I got to play the Chinese Fuseki against my 7dan opponent. I haven't had the chance to do that in awhile! When you must win, accept no substitutes!