Weekly Go problems: Week 62

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When you strike the vital point first, you reduce the resilience of your opponent’s group. Intermediate Go problem: With two more stones, black has two eyes. Hard Go problem: Black’s two stones at the bottom can help to save black’s lower right groups.

Weekly Go problems: Week 61

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It’s a fundamental principle of capturing races that you should fill outside liberties first. Intermediate Go problem: White’s lower right group looks safe enough, but black can reduce it to one eye. Hard Go problem: Black would like to play on the left and the right…

Weekly Go problems: Week 60

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When there’s no way to gain liberties, look for a way to reduce your opponent’s. Intermediate Go problem: A strong position lets you play moves that would normally be unreasonable. Hard Go problem: When living, you want to make your eyespace as large as possible…

Weekly Go problems: Week 59

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Black’s position is weak on both sides, which means offense is the only defense. Intermediate Go problem: Black has three outside liberties, so look for a way to reduce white to two. Hard Go problem: You need to reduce white to two liberties again. Your finishing moves are important, so don’t celebrate too early.

Weekly Go problems: Week 58

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Taking the time to defend firmly lets you fight more effectively later. Intermediate Go problem: Sometimes sacrificing some stones is the best way to make shape. Hard Go problem: White’s stones are short of liberties, but black needs to work hard here.

Weekly Go problems: Week 57

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When you’re playing a capturing race, you need to hit the vital points to avoid kos. Intermediate Go problem: Feint to the east, attack the west. Hard Go problem: If you tried last week’s problems, you should know the first two moves now, but the real tesuji is from week 55.

Weekly Go problems: Week 56

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Often you have to sacrifice something to gain more. Intermediate Go problem: These two black stones have just been jumped by four thugs in a back alley. Look for flexible moves that aim to settle things quickly. Hard Go problem: This is from a pro pair Go game…

How to watch Baduk TV in English

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Baduk TV is a television station that broadcasts programs exclusively about Go. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Until very recently Baduk TV was never easily accessible to people outside of Korea… Starting now though, you can watch Baduk TV with English subtitles at Go Game Guru.

Weekly Go problems: Week 55

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Here are the weekly Go problems: Easy Go problem: Where’s the vital point? Intermediate Go problem: Being able to read ladders clearly is fundamentally important. Hard Go problem: You can sometimes find a vital point where two lines of play intersect.

Weekly Go problems: Week 54

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Making your eyespace as wide as you safely can is one of the fundamentals of making life. Intermediate Go problem: Even if your plan doesn’t seem to work, you should look for ways to gain a move. Hard Go problem: Assess the status of each group, and then decide where to play.