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Go Lecture: Kang Dongyun – Plays Influential Orthodox

Korean Professional Kang Dongyun Plays an influential orthodox style versus Chinese professional Lian Xiao in this game by opening with the large knight enclosure. A rather standard variation breaks out from there that takes on a seemingly small, but very important, difference from how we normally continue the game.

What was fascinating about this game [...]

By |October 26th, 2014|Fortnight, Go Lectures|4 Comments

Legend88 – Get’s More Ahead

Anyone familiar with Starcraft II should know the phrase; When ahead, get more ahead. The idea is that if you find yourself in a game where you are noticeably ahead, you don't have to kill off your opponent to win the game. You can just increase your lead so much that your opponent [...]

By |October 20th, 2014|Go Lectures, Real Board|2 Comments

Let’s Study – Professionals vs Amateurs

Today we study a game between a professional ranking up on a hidden account named idontca1 and playing amateur dans. The ease with which he dismantles them is amazing.

By |October 20th, 2014|Go Lectures, Real Board|0 Comments

Let’s Study – A Gu Lingyi Game

Continuing on in our quest to figure out how to study professional games we come across a young, aggressive player by the name of Gu Lingyi. If you need help on your invasions, does this guy have some tricks up his sleeve for you!

By |October 20th, 2014|Go Lectures, Real Board|0 Comments

Let’s Study – A Lee Changho Game

A new series where I try to bring you truly exceptional games and answer the question of 'how to study' that?

In this game we see the Orthodox Fuseki battle it out against the Low Chinese Fuseki. It's not often you see framework vs framework games.

By |October 20th, 2014|Go Lectures, Real Board|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |October 12th, 2014|Fortnight, Go Lectures|0 Comments

Turn Arounds Abound!

Don't you hate it when you've taken the time and effort to kill something, and it just doesn't stay dead?  Nobody ever said anything about zombies when I was learning about go and yet I see them all the time!  It can only mean one thing.  The end is near and we're all doomed.  Or, [...]

By |October 12th, 2014|Fortnight, Go Lectures|0 Comments

Lee Sedol – Invades Very Well

Going back and posting all of these past lectures onto this website has shown me one thing. There are a lot of people out there who try to build enormous areas against players who are very good at ripping it all down around your ears. Bit of a surprise to me since I [...]

By |October 12th, 2014|Fortnight, Go Lectures|0 Comments

A Fun Little Lee Sedol Game

So what is a 'fun little game'? Some people think close games are fun, or maybe large drawn out joseki sequences are fun. I tend to have a different definition. I think it's fun when half the board suddenly finds itself moments away from death. Yeah, that's fun!

In this [...]

By |October 12th, 2014|Fortnight, Go Lectures|0 Comments

Best of 2011!

At the end of each year I want to do someting special for everyone as a thank you for all of your continued support. In 2011 I did a best of that year. This series was different because I asked for viewers to submit their top picks of the year for me to [...]

By |October 11th, 2014|Fortnight, Go Lectures|0 Comments