American Go E-Journal

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

Tuesday December 11, 2012

Published in the December 11, 2012 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this continuing series on fighting, Kaz explores common fighting mistakes that even mid-dan players regularly make.  But any player from 12 kyu to 4 dan can benefit from this lesson.

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.


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