American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: On Fighting (part III)

Tuesday November 20, 2012


Published in the November 20, 2012 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this follow up lesson, Kaz continues to explore common fighting mistakes that even mid-dan players regularly make.  But any player from 8 kyu to 5 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.  For more material and information, see Kaz’s website at

Play through the following game to encounter numerous early fighting problems to solve.
1st problem:  White to play.