American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Basic Shapes

Tuesday December 29, 2015


Published in the December 29, 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 stresses that, unless you are a strong dan player, knowing and playing basic shapes, instead of “optimal” joseki shapes is often important for multiple reasons.

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.