weiqi One giant leap
Episode #75 - 20 May 2013 - 1 comment

One giant leap By Cho Hye Yeon 9p

We continue our exploration of this modern opening with a surprisingly far pincer.

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Good video, as usual. One point I found disappointing is where you show the so called "better" option for white, ending with the slightly different stone, saying that you yourselves don't really know the difference, but that one variation is good and the other isn't... It effectively says: "the one stone changes a lot, we have no idea why, and we haven't asked...". This hurts the episode a lot, and makes it a lot less educational. Especially if this is a pro episode with pro analysis, I would expect at least some reason... even if just an example of of serious aji it prevents (perhaps the clamp..but to me it doesn't look serious...so I'm just giving an example). Anything at all, even if just in the sgf file, would prevent the feeling that this episode has a big hole in it. In general, both as a teacher and as a dan level Go player, saying things like "this changes everything, but we can't tell you why", can make an otherwise very good lesson into a horrible one. Luckily, this episode is still fun to watch, but that issue makes it a lot worse than the previous episodes on this opening and joseki.

On 18 May 2014 by grolich
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