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Legend88 – Loves Influence

Legend88 was a player worth studying. He wasn't simply a professional player, he was a solid player. He never tried to trick his opponents. His moves were honest and they worked! I absolutely love his games and I hope you do, too!

In this game we see him take an [...]

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

Let’s Study – A Territorial Game

Sorry about the quality this time around. I tried different settings for camera capture and it didn't go too well.
Aside from that, enjoy a nice game of how to profit even when you can't kill!

You can download your own SGF of this game from the fine people at go4go - http://www.go4go.net/go/games/sgfview/35381

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

Let’s Study – An Unorthodox Game

I don't normally study strange openings, but I found this one interesting and how it transitioned into a normal game.

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Let’s Study – Shusaku!

Taking a trip in our time machine and checking out the 1800s to view a game of the one and only Honinbo Shusaku! Mind the mistake....

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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. [...]

By |October 13th, 2014|Fortnight, Go Lectures|0 Comments

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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