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73-year-old iGo player could improve weiqi

73-year-old iGo player could improve weiqi



73-years-old iGo player improved. How?

I taught at one of the most well-run iGo schools in Tokyo.

One day there was a 73-years-old iGo player came to my
simul teaching place and started taking my simul lessons
along with other 15 or 20 iGo players once every week.

Right after taking my lessons, he kept winning 10 games
in a row in his class.


Even after that, he continued to have a pretty good
winning ratios.

After 10 months, he thanked me and handed a note to me,
which showed how he learned from me and how he studied.

The note was impressive to me, and I thought that would
help other weiqi players, so I copied it and handed to
other Go players.


His case may be an exception, or not everyone could
imitate him perhaps.

But maybe there's something you might learn...

Here's his note (the following note is a translation
of Kaz iGo E-journal in Japanese
http://archive.mag2.com/0000146267/20051018222359000.html:


■ This is how a 73-year-old Go player studied ■

In July 2003, I started going to this iGo school as 7 kyu.
I kept improving up to 2 kyu in a year.

But up to that point, my improvement stopped. I had to
stay as 2 kyu for a half year.

At that time I thought "I'm 73 years old, and I don't study
a lot, so I guess I'm not going to improve much any more.

Then I heard about Kaz sensei and decided to take some
lessons from him.

To my surprise, beginning my next class, I kept winning
10 games in a row.

Furthermore, my winning ratios had become 84% for 10 months
even since I stated taking lessons from Kaz sensei.


Now I'm a little behind one-dan, and I've been amazed by
my improvement.

What made me really happy was that I still have some
potential to be stronger even though I'm such an aged
person.

In retrospect, I reflected how I studied iGo for the past
10 months.


1 Every time I took a lesson from Kaz sensei, in my
recording Go sheets, I wrote down some notes just
a couple of places which impressed me most, so that
I would reviewed them later.

2 It's very hard to learn joseki, so I try to learn
only some joseki which has only a few moves rather than
a long, convoluted joseki.

3When I play a game, I always try to think about
where is the biggest point, watching the corner, the side,
and the center.


To be continued...


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