End Game Practice

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.

Capturing Race Workout

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.

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.

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