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Sandbagger Showdown Part 1

Target Rank: 9 Kyu to 1 Kyu (18:17)

I assume the guise of a 4 kyu on KGS to show you how a stronger player handles certain situations and what we think about when we make moves. I hope this gives kyu level players a window into the dan mind.

Intro to Snapback

Target Rank: 24 Kyu to 16 Kyu (7:38)

What is snapback? It's a special situation when our opponent is short on liberties. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices in Go to gain something bigger.

Ko Threats - What is that?

Target Rank: 24 Kyu to 16 Kyu (9:33)

Most beginners learn the ko rule, but they do not yet understand how important it is for the game as a whole. Some Go games hinge on what is called a 'ko fight.' How do you even win ko fights?

Don't Follow Your Opponent

Target Rank: 24 Kyu to 16 Kyu (6:41)

Go is a game of building territory. You have the entire board to work with. We have to remember that just because our opponent plays a stone does not mean we have to respond.

The First 25 Moves

Target Rank: 24 Kyu to 16 Kyu (11:42)

Beginners sometimes have a hard time seeing the whole board. Actually, experienced players can also have a hard time seeing the whole board. Let's look at just the first 25 moves of some professional games so we understand the flow of a Go game.

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