American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Ponnuki and the 5-4 Point II

Tuesday August 25, 2015

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Published in the August 25, 2015 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Kaz continues with understanding ponnukis for both dan and kyu levels. Kaz builds on his previous ponnuki lessons to include consideration of sente vs. gote, thickness, and ko fights. Kaz ends with an unforgettable example of the go proverb, “you should sacrifice two stones, not one stone”.

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, and example problems.