I always get asked about how to punish a player for their questionable moves. What you may not realize is that may not even the be the proper question to begin asking... Let's have a lecture exploring this topic of "punishing moves" shall we?
A game starts out much like any other. Soon we see both players strive to surround absolutely enormous areas of the board, but will their opponents allow them to hold onto it? Find out in this crazy game where we witness ambition on a huge scale!
In this Go Lecture we examine a much requested subject; Direction of Play. It's a bit of a quirky subject, more easily understood as being consistent. Obviously to do that one must understand what their previous moves were accomplishing or hoping to accomplish in the future, in order to see if something is [...]
In our last Go Lecture we took a look at Lee Changho playing against the High Chinese Fuseki. This time it's Lee Sedol's turn to take a crack at the fuseki seeing as how this particular fuseki seems sticking around the go world longer than I would have expected.
Here is a game where we see Lee Changho take on the High Chinese Fuseki. If you're looking for how to take on this Fuseki, might want to check out this interesting game!
About a year ago now I discovered something rather fascinating. One of, if not the largest, streamer of Hearthstone played Go. He goes by the name of Trump and you can find his channel by clicking here if you're interested in Hearthstone. He's the kind of guy who has always struck me as being a rather laid back [...]
Here is a Go lecture featuring two games from the legendary player Go Seigen. Unlike normal lectures, this may be one which I learned more than the viewers. You see, legendary Go players do not come around often. It stands to reason that when one does you, assuming you're interested in learning [...]
The first part of this lecture can be found here. In this second part we continue to observe idontca1 as he plays other professionals on the Go server Tygem. However, where the first game was all about reducing the center, this time we see idontca1 decide to use influence rather than reduce it.
Tygem is a Go server where you expect relentless violence. A never ending barrage of blood each player must wade through, struggling not to drown. You may then be surprised to learn that this game between idontca1 and ddcg is anything but a normal Tygem game. These two play a basic influence [...]
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 [...]