American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Onion Tesuji (Part 2)

Tuesday March 13, 2012

Published in the March 13, 2012 edition of the American Go E-Journal.


Black just played the marked stone, instead of the correct play at A.
Problem: White to play.

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.

Kaz plans to start “Kaz Go Services” soon, for yet another way to improve your game. Watch for developments. And see Kaz’s latest go advice on his blog at

In this lesson, Kaz presents variations on shapes from which his Onion Tesuji arises. Players from 10 kyu to 4 dan make mistakes in these practical positions.

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