American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Peeps II

Tuesday October 15, 2013


Published in the October 15, 2013 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In my previous lesson on peeps I didn’t explain what I call a quasi Kobayashi opening, which is a rather common mistake.  Because you may see it, I’d like to explain that.  BTW, I’ve never seen detailed explanations of the quasi Kobayashi opening, and this is another reason that I’d like to show the following sequences:  the quasi Kobayashi opening can be dangerous.

Target:  Players under 5 dan.  For some kyu players some things may be challenging.  If it’s hard to understand, please feel free to skip it.  (My ranking standard is based on the Japanese adult amateur players.  So they may not be the same as the one in your country.)

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, e.g., what a $30 mistake is, see Kaz’s website.