American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Peeps V

Tuesday January 21, 2014


Published in the January 14, 2014 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Kaz will re-start private teaching soon for students of all ages.  Under his teaching, even 70 year old single digit kyu students have improved as much as 3 rankings after just a year.  For private lesson details, please email Kaz at

This E-Journal lesson covers:  “A peep, followed by an opponent answering with a connection, should not be saved.”  In general, “a forcing stone should not be saved”, and a peep is one of the forcing stones.  It’s a $40 common adult mistake to save a peeping stone, which is one of the most important peep lessons.  The lesson also explains correct and incorrect peeps, as well as how to respond to a peep.  Players from the kyu ranks up to 4 dan can find something new.

Kaz adds, “I should have written Peeps IV as the first peep article and Peeps V as the second article.  So please study in that order if you re-review all of them.”

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”.