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.
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.
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: If you figure out where you’re going to make your eyes before playing, the vital point will become clear. Intermediate Go problem: White just played 1-3 in hope of separating black. With the right move though, you can make miai… Hard Go problem: Black’s group in the corner looks done for, but the two black stones on the outside offer a glimmer of hope.
This is the second game of the semifinal match between Lee Sedol and Choi Cheolhan at the 17th Samsung Cup. The semifinals of the Samsung Cup are played as a best of three match. Lee Sedol won the first game, so if he wins this one he’ll proceed to the final. At the time when this game was played, Lee Sedol was ranked #2 in Korea and Choi Cheolhan was ranked #3.
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: It looks like white has more liberties than black, but remember that there’s a shortage of liberties in the corner. Intermediate Go problem: If these stones were closer to the corner it would be easy… Hard Go problem: These kinds of nebulous shapes are always tricky.
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: Focus on the whole capturing race, rather than small gains. Intermediate Go problem: Beyond seeking the strongest moves in the corner, you want to look for moves that harmonize with the overall position. Hard Go problem: Strange things happen at the 1-2 point.
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: This is an unusual technique that pins both parts of white’s group simultaneously. Intermediate Go problem: When your splitting attack lacks power, push the groups closer together, and then split them… Hard Go problem: At first glance, black looks dead…
This is a commentary of the second game of the 16th China Korea Tengen, between Choi Cheolhan (9p) and Chen Yaoye (9p). Chen Yaoye won the first game and this was a best of three match, so Choi had to win this game to stay in the competition. The game was full of interesting tesuji, many of which you normally only find in tesuji books. So it’s a great game to review to learn more about tesuji in practical play.
Here are the weekly Go problems. Easy Go problem: If white makes a solid chain of stones it will be hard to capture them. Intermediate Go problem: Making two eyes isn’t the only way to live. Hard Go problem: If you consider the possibilities, you’ll find a double threat where two variations overlap.