American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Lessons with Kaz: Common Mistakes

Tuesday March 17, 2020

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Published in the March 17, 2020 edition of the American Go E-Journal.

In this 2-stone handicap game between a 1 kyu and 1 dan, Kaz focuses on how to connect stones, giving numerous shapes and follow-ups. Kaz describes that that a 2-stone handicap “is very similar to an even game because there are two more open corners.” Kaz asks that you please read all the variations, because some are useful for double digit kyu players, while others are useful for 4 dan players. If you don’t check all the variations, you may miss that.

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. Kaz also has room for offline teaching.