American Go E-Journal

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

Tuesday February 12, 2013


Published in the February 12, 2013 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this lesson, Kaz continues to explore common fighting mistakes that even mid-dan players regularly make, but any player from 12 kyu to 4 dan can benefit.  Kaz notes that Japanese ratings have been so inflated that no one really knows how strong or how weak Japanese 4 dan is, for example, Japanese 4 dan may be 2 dan in America.

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.