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Reading easy books can get you to one-dan!

Reading easy books can get you to one-dan!

This is the contination of yesterday's Go blog!

But most adults are neither supre geninus, nor children.

So it makes more sense to learn step by step.ひらめき

To do so, the following advice becomes important:

ぴかぴか(新しい)"You should choose Go books you can understand easily.ぴかぴか(新しい)

ぴかぴか(新しい) You should try Go problems you can solve easily.ぴかぴか(新しい)

ぴかぴか(新しい) You should find Go books which you can enjoying reading."

I'd like to add one more thing:

ぴかぴか(新しい) Easy life-and-death problems good enough to make
you a one-dan.

Only then, are you able to build strong basic foundations. exclamation

Only then, are you able to start building a five-storied building.exclamation×2

BTW, there's more problem... at least in Japan.

That is...

For some people in Japan, especially people in Tokyo,
it's important to look great.

I'm sorry to say, but in Tokyo many dan players look down
on kyu players and treat them really badly.もうやだ〜(悲しい顔)

(In general Tokyo is a status-oriented society. Most people
try to rely on some kind of status. Otherwise, people look down
on you. Sorry that I deviated from the main topic.)

In Tokyo in order not to look bad, many kyu players pretend
that they are one-dan or two-dan players.

They always play games as a dan player at a local Go club.
But of course, they lose most of their games.もうやだ〜(悲しい顔)

They also try to read 3-dan books or 4-dan books.がく〜(落胆した顔)

But it doesn't look like they really understant that.

When I see their games, it's obvious that they don't have a
good understanding.

Here's an extreme example...

I've seen a 7-kyu player who always try to solve 6-dan
life-and-death problems.

He looked so happy when he solved some of the problems.

But when I played with him, he couldn't really understand
or couldn't see the false eye...

Even after I pointed to the false eye, it took him a
long time to recognize it and grasp the situation.

Guessing a correct answer accidently is not the same as
understanding the answer.

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