American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: On Fighting

Tuesday September 25, 2012


Published in the September 25, 2012 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this lesson, Kaz explores common fighting mistakes that even mid-dan players regularly make.  But any player from 8 kyu to 4 dan can benefit from Kaz’s advice.

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.  See Kaz’s website for more material and information.

Play through the following game to encounter numerous early fighting problems to solve.