American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Kikashi, Aji

Monday September 19, 2011

Black has just played the marked stone.
Problem:  What should White do?

Published in the September 20, 2011 edition of the American Go E-Journal


A longtime contributor to the American Go E-Journal, former insei Kazunari Furuyama has returned with his popular EJ column, now in sgf files and re-named “Lessons with Kaz”.  Kaz co-authored Kiseido’s “Get Strong at Joseki”, volumes 2 and 3 and is now teaching on KGS Plus.

At the end of this year, Kaz is also planning to start “Kaz Go Services”, for yet another way to improve your game.  Watch for developments.

This lesson points out the practical drawbacks of leaving kikashi for your opponent. Kikashi (loosely) is a forcing move that has future potential.

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