American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Magic Sword of Muramasa II

Tuesday May 26, 2015


Published in the May 26, 2015 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Kaz is offering a “Special Services” in his lessons, and a testimonial. In this lesson, Kaz covers multiple contexts that help to understand ponnukis, e.g., how to maximize benefit from the shape. Kaz remarks, “I’d like to talk about ponnuki, which is Japanese. There’s a Go proverb: the ponnuki is worth 30 points. In fact it is debatable among pros whether or not it is worth 30 points. Yet, it is good to understand the shape correctly.”

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”. Visit his newly improved website, including the advice column.