Weekly Go problems: Week 77

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Happy Valentine’s Day! This problem is heavily based on a similar one that was originally composed by Nakayama Noriyuki 6p – a master of ladder problems. Have fun!

Weekly Go problems: Week 76

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: You need to count liberties here and compare two options. Intermediate Go problem: Once you’ve cut, you need to develop your cutting stones in the center… Hard Go problem: This is more or less a pure reading problem.

Weekly Go problems: Week 75

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Making two eyes is basically about separating your eyespace into two distinct pieces. Intermediate Go problem: This looks like a textbook style tesuji problem… Hard Go problem:
The ABCs of capturing races are ‘Always Be Counting’…

Weekly Go problems: Week 74

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: If you can create a situation where your liberties can’t be reduced in one move, that can be as good as having one extra liberty. Intermediate Go problem: How can you gain tempo and play on both sides? Hard Go problem: This problem is all about liberties…

Weekly Go problems: Week 73

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: There’s a vital point in black’s shape that should jump out to you here. Intermediate Go problem: Focus on what you can practically expect from each stone. Hard Go problem: There’s a blindingly obvious tactic here, but…

Weekly Go problems: Week 72

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Both black and white are short of liberties. Look for a move that takes advantage of this. Intermediate Go problem: Playing moves that create miai is the essence of practical play. Hard Go problem: This problem isn’t that hard, as long as you get to the vital point first.

Classic Go Games: Nominate your favorite games for analysis

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From time to time people email us at Go Game Guru and say they’d be interested in seeing Younggil comment some classic Go games, from a modern perspective. So we decided it would be fun to ask you to recommend your favorite games for analysis. Let’s get started…

Weekly Go problems: Week 71

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Crouching down can be an effective move when it prepares you defend against multiple attacks. Intermediate Go problem: Ideally, you’d like to defend by attacking, where you can. Hard Go problem: It won’t take long to see where black can make an eye, but you can expect white to be uncooperative…

Weekly Go problems: Week 70

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: There are direct and indirect ways of capturing stones. Intermediate Go problem: No matter how plain or boring a move looks, if it’s the most effective way to develop, you should play it. Hard Go problem: Even in very common shapes you’ll find devilish twists when you look deeply.

Weekly Go problems: Week 69

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Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: When you’re fighting a capturing race in the corner, you need to guard your liberties carefully. Intermediate Go problem: Sometimes it helps if you can think of a similar shape that’s dead, and then try to force white into that shape. Hard Go problem: If you can understand what white wants, it becomes easier to come up with a practical way to resist.