Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk. Kaz's original Igo-advice & fundamentals of Igo: I think for a long time... Well, Kaz doesn't recommend that! Why?


I think for a long time... Well, Kaz doesn't recommend that! Why?

I think for a long time... Well, Kaz doesn't recommend that! Why?



In my last blog, one of my Igo students says:

> I take it too seriously. I don't play enough, or
> playfully enough. I take too long with my moves. がく〜(落胆した顔)


As a kyu player, you shouldn't think for a long time.

You should enjoy Igo.ひらめき

You should enjoy playing fast.わーい(嬉しい顔)

That way, you should learn more.グッド(上向き矢印)


Instead of thinking a long time, you should spend
more time learning basics of Igo.


Playing games is important.

But I believe that learning basics is far more
important.ぴかぴか(新しい)

Just playing games will never make you learn
basics unless some Go teacher review your games
all the time.

If you read good books carefully, you can
learn basics.



So you should have a good balance here.
exclamation

As a kyu player, you should learn a lot of basics.

Of course, you can't learn all the basics in a flash.

It takes a long time.

Really... a long time learn a lot of basics.

(Many people get tired of that and stop learning the basics.)



So every game, you face many difficult situations and
seemingly impossible-to-understand moments.

(No matter how strong you become, you still face
countless situations in which you never know
the best moves.)

In that case, you should stick with your feelings.

You should improve your instinct of Go;
as a kyu player, feelings are more important.


(Feelings are important for dan players, as well.
I think Takemiya Masaki 9p Sensei also says that, too.

Of course, his words are much bigger and much
greater than my words!!!パンチ)


Without having a solid basics, even if you think
for a long time, you may not find a good move.

Moreover, I'm afraid that the following may
happen, especially to adults.

If you think for a long time without a solid
basic foundation, you often create your own
way of playing, which is known as
"自己流" (jikoryu) もうやだ〜(悲しい顔)
in Japanese.

I once explained "jikoryu" on my Kaz Igo (Weiqi, Baduk)
blog here: http://kazsensei.seesaa.net/article/103746721.html


To be continued...


Write a comment along with Japanese words such as "囲碁". Without Japanese words, you can't leave the comment.
what do you mean by long time when you are talking about taking a long time to move? How long is long? I sometimes take two or three minutes to finish reading when the situation is difficult. It that long? I'm 2k on KGS. I know that many kyu players like to play very fast blitz. They make moves without thinking at all. But I don't think it's a good way to learn to play better.

ありがとう
Posted by andy at 2008年09月03日 18:56
Dear Andy,

Thank you for your comment.

I'm sorry that my writing wasn't clear enough, and thus confused you.

> How long is long?

Some people think of each move for 10 minutes, 20 minutes, possibly longer even though it's not a life-and-death situation or a capturing race.

They even think that long even in the opening.

So playing on the internet is great since
they have to play quicker to develop their instinct.

> I sometimes take two or three minutes to finish reading when the situation is difficult. It that long?

That sounds wonderful!!! Too perfect!!!

You could think 5 minutes sometimes, depending on the situation.

> I'm 2k on KGS. I know that many kyu players like to play very fast blitz. They make moves without thinking at all. But I don't think it's a good way to learn to play better.

I completely agree with you.

Yes, some people do have a problem of playing too fast. It's like they are competing in a quick draw race to be the fastest gunman.

I've seen many Japanese players like that, too. I will talk about that, too, in this blog soon.

Thank you very much for your wise, thoughtful comments.

囲碁 Kaz


Posted by Kaz at 2008年09月03日 20:32
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