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Repetition is the key to be a strong Go(wéiqí, baduk) player!

Repetition is the key to be a strong Go(wéiqí, baduk) player!

Last time in this Go(weiqi, baduk) blog I said something like:

When children learn math, they have to solve problems
over and over again.

Adults should do the same thing if you want to be a stronger
Go(wéiqí, baduk) player or a better Go player.

And adults need to practice
repeatedly even more than children.

Only then, are you going to apply the things you've learned to
other situations!

(Actually applying something is rather difficult. In order to
be able to apply more easily, I've come up with many problem sets in
this website http://www.kazsensei.com/ available in Sept.)

But you might complain:

"Come on! Give me a break! I got to work every day.
I have a family to take care of. I also like to play
Go(wéiqí, baduk) games on weekends. I don't have time
to practice repeatedly."ちっ(怒った顔)

Yes, I understand that.

If you say so, I suggest the following:

Before you play a game. please try to practice the most important
things, which you have learned recently.

Just going over the important thing for just 5 minutes is not so
difficult, is it?

Suppose you do that every weekend.

Suppose you continue to do so for 3 months or even longer.

If you keep doing it for a year, that will make a big difference.

It's just a matter of whether you do it or not.

After a year, you play with your old Go(wéiqí, baduk) friend,
and then realize that "Wow! I think I can play better than your friend."グッド(上向き矢印)

Keep in mind I say "play better". I don't say
"you will win".

"Learning basic things" does not immediately lead you to
winning many games.

(Eventually it should.)

You might win or lose.

Sometimes, it's possible to lose many games, especially
if you hit a slump.

But playing a good game is important.

The content is the most important thing.

It's always possible to lose a wonderful game.

In fact, you could lose your wonderful game with
just one blunder at the very end of the game.

That happened to me all the time.

That happens to everyone.

Even in top professional games, that happens.がく〜(落胆した顔)

(It's because they're humans, too!)

But as long as you keep playing good games with
good moves, the possibilities of becoming
a strong Go player or a better Go play, are high.

And when you become a strong Go player,
you should be able to win more games.わーい(嬉しい顔)


If you keep practicing good shapes, tesuji,
techniques, if you repeat that for a while,
they will become part of you.

And you may not win many games immediately,
but sooner or later, you should have more winning

Then you will become a strong Go(wéiqí, baduk) player!

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