American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes

Tuesday August 13, 2019


Published in the August 13, 2019 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

This commentary is a continuation of the previous article’s game between 3 kyu players, covering more important points, including the opening.  Kaz emphasizes the importance of surrounding a weak group.  Regardless of whether you can make a kill, surrounding can still be very beneficial in the opening and middle 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”.  Visit his newly improved website, including the advice column and example problems.