American Go E-Journal

MEMBER’S EDITION: Lessons with Kaz: Kikashi, Aji (2)

Monday October 24, 2011

White has just played the marked stone. What should Black do?

Last month’s lesson presented this same advanced tesuji involving the drawbacks of leaving kikashi for your opponent.


Kikashi (loosely) is a forcing move that has future potential.  In retrospect I should have presented this lesson first, so you would have grasped this tesuji more easily.

In addition, this lesson gives several more tesujis that kyu players might easily see arise in their next game.

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”.  Kaz co-authored Kiseido’s “Get Strong at Joseki”, volumes 2 and 3 and is now teaching on KGS Plus.

At the end of this year, Kaz is also planning to start “Kaz Go Services“, for yet another way to improve your game.  Watch his website for developments.

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