Thursday, June 20, 2013

Tsuke Nobi Trick Play

Today I encountered a trick play I hadn't seen before. It is in the tsuke nobi joseki off hoshi. You know, the one which is to be avoided by black unless black is a high dan. It makes white strong and has many complicated variations.


So the new move I noticed is 3, which is a trick play. Interesting.


What do you think is the correct response for black?

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Getting Back in the Groove

So it's summer vacation (no 7am school bus, YAY!) and even although it will be harder to play with all the kids commitments, I should be able to get at least a decent amount of go problems studying in. I have to admit that go problems had been one of those balls I had dropped and I could feel it in my games. "What atari three moves from now?" "How do you mean dead?"


So I decided that I should do a bunch of go problems every day. No excuses. I started yesterday and have kept it up so far (yeah, I know, two days isn't very impressive but we are talking baby steps here)

I realize that reading non-go books had totally taken over my go problems study, so this vacation I'll read less books and do more study instead. I can dream, right?
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Still Alive

Good day, friends! Yes, I am still alive, just have been way too busy with that life thing. I have been playing some go, but not much and I haven't been doing many studying either. Let's hope this summer will be better!

The good news is that I did go to a go work shop, so at least I got to play there. And I plan on doing go problems every day again because my reading is just... not perfect yet ^^

Anyway, hope I still have readers and will try posting content again.