American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: To Push Or Not To Push

Tuesday October 27, 2015


Published in the October 27, 2015 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

Kaz continues with understanding basic shapes mainly for kyu players, but also for dan players’ review. In this lesson, Kaz covers the question of when to push, or not to push, in various situations.

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 at, including the advice column, and example problems