American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes XIV

Tuesday July 25, 2017


Published in the July 25, 2017 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this game between 2 dan and 5 dan players, taking advantage of group weaknesses with the 3 stone handicap may be even more important than in an even game. Kaz sets up numerous highly practical problems throughout for the reader to solve. Even though the game is between mid-dan players, Kaz’s clearly explanations will surely be helpful to many kyu players.

Kaz also gives this heads-up: The International Amateur Pair Go Championship is held in Tokyo every winter. If you participate and stay in Tokyo and are planning to try some delicious Japanese food, the GURUNAVI website is very useful, which shows various foods and lots of restaurants. In fact, the founder of the Pair Go and the founder of GURUNAVI are the same person. GURUNAVI is helpful to anyone who travels to Japan.

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.