Target Rank: 24 Kyu to 16 Kyu (11:23)
Beginners need practice in the end game shapes. These shapes come up over and over again. We can often win and lose the game in the end game, so let's practice.
Target Rank: 30 Kyu to 25 Kyu (6:01)
As a beginner, we don't want to let juicy stones get away from our grasp. It's also important we recognize when our own stones are in atari. What better way than to practice?
Target Rank: 9 Kyu to 4 Dan (26:51)
This game teaches us how powerful aji is. We have to see the possibilities in our shapes before we play. Cho U expertly uses aji to his advantage in this game.
Target Rank: 24 Kyu to 16 Kyu (8:11)
Capturing races happen a LOT in beginner games. It's important we know what to look for. You want to try to keep yourself from making a mistake, but you also want to make sure you can take advantage of your opponents. Let's practice with a few problems.
Target Rank: 9 Kyu to 1 Kyu (22:45)
This one is a handicap game where my opponent played very well! At two stones, the difference between the two players is not large, so overplay must be avoided at all costs, but underplay can be deadly.
Move the wagons!
Heft your sword!
Life and Death Basics Flub
Think big, build big