American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Guo Juan 5P on Strong Kyu Players

Tuesday June 21, 2016


White: anon 2 kyu
Black: anon 1 kyu
Commentary: Guo Juan 5P
Game Editor: Myron Souris
Published in the June 21, 2016 edition of the American Go E-Journal

In this even game between two near dan players, Guo Juan 5P gives concrete examples of 2 useful game-changing principles. The 1st is to look for a kikashi move (loosely, a forcing move that leaves useful aji) before defending in gote. The 2nd is to not panic when trying to live, and especially to not make your opponent strong.

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