American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Peeps III

Tuesday November 19, 2013


Published in the November 19, 2013 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

As a continuation of the previous peep lesson, I’m going to explain correct and incorrect peeps with the use of the Kobayashi opening at first, and then extend into other examples.  The target of this lesson is adults, especially those who haven’t learned or gained basic peeping shapes.  By the way, Kobayashi Koichi 9 dan started playing the Kobayashi opening.

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 at