Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk Go, Igo, Weiqi, Baduk. Kaz's original Igo-advice & fundamentals of Igo: 73-year-old lessons & "playing-fast syndrome"

73-year-old lessons & "playing-fast syndrome"

73-year-old lessons & "playing-fast syndrome"

4When I'm in a local fight, I always try to think about when to
finish the fight as well as about getting sente to play somewhere

5I try to control myself so that I will not play an overplaying

6Playing greedily will not help me. So I try not to be greedy.

7During the game, when I don't know what to do, I just play
based on my senses (or feelings or intuitions).

(I'm not sure how to translate "senses" here. When it comes
to the game of iGo, Japanese pros often say "kankaku"
which can be translated as something like "senses, feelings or
intuitions. Does anybody know the correct translation?)

8I try to review lessons in my iGo school and Kaz sensei's lessons
a couple of times a week. The more I understand iGo, the more
my interest in iGo grows.

■ Conclusion ■

The lessons in the iGo school and Kaz sensei's lessons have been
bearing fruit.


He reminded me of some of the common syndromes when I taught
at that baduk school.

One of them is "playing-most-moves-without-thinking syndrome".

Once in this blog I said "If you think for a long time,
you might want to play fast."

(To think for a long time means thinking for more than
10 minutes each move and every move...

In fact, my dad thought about each and every move at least
10 minutes... often 20 minutes from the first move to
the last move.

So each game took him at least 2 hours, often 3 hours.

Almost all iGo players in Japan hated playing with him.

I guess I inherited it from him. So when I was a child,
I thought about a move for a long time.

Now I play very fast, though.)

Yes, thinking each move for 15 minutes is not a good idea.


"Playing-most-moves-without-thinking syndrome" is
not good either!

You should think when it comes to life-and-death problems
and capturing race at least.

If you have "playing-most-moves-without-thinking syndrome",
one way to prevent is to put a towel on your go bowl.

So you can't hold a stone immediately.

This is how Abe 9-dan pro in Japan did it when he was
a child.

Yes! He did have "playing-most-moves-without-thinking syndrome".
And he successfully got rid of it!

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