American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Peep VIII

Tuesday June 24, 2014


Published in the June 24, 2014 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Kaz’s private lessons have begun.  He has recently added a new lesson service that includes life-and-death, tesuji, and joseki problems that come up in amateur games most frequently.  Take his lessons and increase your winning ratios!  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

In this lesson, Kaz covers a potpourri of peeps, all based on basic good peep shapes and their less common exceptions.  The techniques include sabaki tesuji, double peeps, a resilient ko shape, and ko threat analysis – and that’s just in the first variation.  The techniques are useful for players from 20 kyu to 4 dan.

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”.