Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk. Kaz's original Igo-advice & fundamentals of Igo: To be a strong Go (Igo, Weiqi, Baduk) player, is learning basics necessary?

To be a strong Go (Igo, Weiqi, Baduk) player, is learning basics necessary?

To be a strong Go (Igo, Weiqi, Baduk) player, is learning basics necessary?

Again I'd like to talk about it the following a little more:

2. To become a strong Go (Igo, Weiqu, Baduk)player,
you have to do Go drills of go problems
over and over again.

The reason is that it's so important in order to become a
better Go player.

There are Go problem sets in Japan,
which are translated into English.

They have good problems. But many go problems are not related.

I've found that it's better to solve many
Go problems which are related.
That way you can learn one concept, or tesuji, or shape, or
life-and-death more quickly.

But like I said, Go books in Japan don't have many related problems.

So I started making my own Go problem sets.わーい(嬉しい顔)

Fortunately, they have been well-received by my Igo students in Japan so far.ぴかぴか(新しい)

So eventually I'd like to introduce them on my
website(http://www.kazsensei.com/ ).

BTW, some people don't like to solve Igo
problems or read Go books
... at least in Japan.

They think it's boring to do so. For them it's far more
interesting to play Go games.

In fact, in Japan a majority of people love to play Go without
studying Go.

Sadly, many of them don't even pay
attention to basic shapes and tesuji.

And often they love to kill stones... がく〜(落胆した顔)

They are only interested in killing stones and win a game
in their local Go clubs.もうやだ〜(悲しい顔)

(From my point of views, they just love to abuse kyu players...
That's why Japanese Go (wéiqí, baduk) population has been
decreasing... That's part of the reasons, perhaps.)

I am sorry for those weak Go players whose stones are constantly
killed without realling learning any basics.もうやだ〜(悲しい顔)

I am also sorry for those killers who will never become
stronger Go players... ちっ(怒った顔)

Just killing weak players stones will make
no one stronger.

They just keep building their bad habits... bad habits of
common amateur mistakes.もうやだ〜(悲しい顔)


Maybe that's fine.

I have no problem with that as long as
they just want to enjoy playing Go with their own small
circle of community without teaching that to anybody.

But if you want to become strong and appreciate the meanning of
Go moves, then you should learn basics.

Reading Igo books and solving Go problems may not be fun,
but to become a better go player, you can't avoid learning

For example, if you want to learn math, I bet many children
solve many problem sets over and over again.

At least that's what I did when I was a child.

Children have a wonderful memory and a learn ability.わーい(嬉しい顔)

But still they have to solve the math problems over and over again.ひらめき

Not once. At least several times.

The game of Igo (Weiqu, Baduk)is the same thing.

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Greetings. I just read this article and would like to know when you plan to publish your problem set books.

My Japanese is not that good, but here goes nothing...

Posted by Arian Inigo at 2013年06月21日 11:22
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