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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: Park Jungwhan – An Impressive Game versus Rui Naiwei

Park Jungwhan is a name many players know.  He's a very strong Korean professional who has battled it out on domestic and international stages.  You've no doubt seen him play other top players such as Lee Changho, Kong Jie, and many others.  Rui Naiwei, on the other hand is sadly often overlooked but no less [...]

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Go Lecture: Ke Jie – Plays Simply

By now it's no secret that I love following Ke Jie's career.  It's not often that a player comes around  that you know is going to be on top of the go world one day.  It's not every day you can see their rise to power.

In this game, Ke Jie goes up against the Mini [...]

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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 – His Dominance Continues!

Ke Jie continues to show us his strength by taking to task a professional 3dan. but not in the normal manner.  If you think it's going to be landslide from start to finish, you'd be wrong.  In fact I would have to say that black's opening in this match is pretty impressive.  Intimidating, even.  Ke [...]

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

Go Lecture: 9dan versus 1dan

At first glance you may think that watching a 9dan play a 1dan is akin to viewing a train wreck in progress. What you would be forgetting is that every 9dan begins off as a 1dan. And sometimes that 1dan can be every bit as powerful as a 9dan.  It's not at all like a [...]

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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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