The Screw Up and the Catch Up

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Have you ever made a mistake in judgement and reading it almost cost the game but was able to make a comeback and win the game? I did in this game (click on the image captured on Sabaki to view the game in GoKifu).

Tell me about your similar experiences, and about my blunder and recovery in the comments below.

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Joseki Talkie with Bamboo and Yunzi

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Joseki Talkie

Joseki Talkie with Bamboo and Yunzi 4: Bamboo approaches Yunzi’s 4-4 stone. Yunzi plays one-space pincer. Bamboo is happy to take corner profit and sente. Yunzi is satisfied with the influence towards the sides and center. Continue reading

Joseki Talkie with Bamboo and Yunzi

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Joseki Talkie

Joseki Talkie with Bamboo and Yunzi 3: Yunzi approaches Bamboo’s 4-4 stone. Bamboo plays one-space pincer. Yunzi takes corner profit. Bamboo is happy to make a wall in sente. Continue reading

Joseki Talkie with Bamboo and Yunzi

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Joseki Talkie

Joseki Talkie with Bamboo and Yunzi 2: Bamboo approaches Yunzi’s 4-4 stone. Yunzi wants to develop the side and makes a moyo. Bamboo is happy to make a base and take sente. Continue reading

Learn to Play Go with Learn to Play Go (Part 5)

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Learn to Play Go 5

Introduction

So far, I have reviewed how Janice Kim and Jeong Soo-hyun’s Learn to Play Go Series introduce Go to an absolute beginner, discuss the flow of Go from start to finish, suggest the proper mindset required in gameplay, and show some techniques during fighting. In the last Volume, The Palace of Memory, Janice Kim focuses on the guidelines and templates she learned from Jeong Soo-hyun. Continue reading

Joseki Talkie with Bamboo and Yunzi

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Joseki Talkie

Bamboo and Yunzi love to play and study josekis.¬†Bamboo explodes with emotion with every move. He places stones on the board with force every time he gets excited. On the other hand, Yunzi remains calm and ignores Bamboo’s noise. She places stones on the board like cherry blossom petals falling on top of a calm lake even at the most intense moments. They both like to talk about the meaning of their moves. Continue reading