Shimari probe

Episode #32 - 22 October 2012 - 5 comments

Playing a probe to see how your opponent answers is a high level technique. Let's see a few variations of this in action.

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Master Huang Longshi, part 2

Episode #31 - 15 October 2012 - 6 comments

Part two in this mini series about Huang Longshi shows some gems, beautiful moves he played.

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Master Huang Longshi, part 1

Episode #30 - 08 October 2012 - 5 comments

This week we have a look at another master player. Huang Longshi is said to be one of the strongest go players of all time. He was born around the year 1651 in China.

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It's tricky, tricky, tricky

Episode #29 - 01 October 2012 - 9 comments En

This episode shows a trick play which can arise when a 4-4 star point is approached from both sides. Level: 9k to 1d

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Two step pincer

Episode #28 - 24 September 2012 - 4 comments

We coined this very far pincer the "Two step pincer". It is interesting to see how baduk evolves and innovates. Try this far pincer to surprise your opponent!

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Stone tower tesuji

Episode #27 - 17 September 2012 - 3 comments En

The stone tower tesuji occurs frequently in games. In this episode we will have a look at some pro games and josekis in which this tesuji occurs. Level: 20k to 1d

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Keima enclosure, invasion 3

Episode #26 - 10 September 2012

This is the last episode in the series of the invasion of a hoshi stone with a keima enclosure.

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Keima enclosure, invasion 2

Episode #25 - 03 September 2012 - 1 comment

This episode continues the series we started last week and shows more invasion possibilities again the keima enclosure from a hoshi stone.

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Keima enclosure, invasion 1

Episode #24 - 27 August 2012

The keima enclosure from a 4-4 point is a strong solid move, almost like a shimari from a 3-4 point. However it can still be invaded and approached.

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The raccoon dog's belly

Episode #23 - 22 August 2012 - 5 comments En

This is one of the most beautiful and surprising tesujis in the game of go. No wonder the raccoon dog likes it so much! Level: 15k to 4d

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Baduk Tweets

Episode #22 - 13 August 2012 - 1 comment

Inspired by last weeks episode we have introduced a new feature on the website called "Baduk Gems". In this episode we will have a look at a few gems we have collected.

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Episode #21 - 08 August 2012

Do you know that situation when you are looking at some possible moves in your game, and you suddenly discover a special one? That hidden gem?

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Keep it simple

Episode #20 - 01 August 2012 - 4 comments

Today another review of a game played by one of our loyal fans: Helge Böger. His name on KGS is 'Moin9' and his rank is 1kyu.

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Kitani Minoru

Episode #19 - 27 July 2012 - 4 comments

Together with his friend and rival Go Seigen, Kitani Minoru developed the Shin-fuseki ('New fuseki'). Famous as a go player as well as a go teacher, Kitani is also known for his trademark josekis. This week we look at one of his games against Sakato Eio in which he shows his special joseki choices.

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Defend your cutting points

Episode #18 - 19 July 2012 - 3 comments

In this episode we review a game of one of our viewers. He is 4kyu and goes by the name of 'ogee' on KGS.

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Episode #17 - 12 July 2012 - 10 comments

Dosaku (1645-1702) was a go master famous for making his opponent overconcentrated. He also invented the tewari technique. Let's have a look at one of his most famous games.

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Honinbo Shusaku

Episode #16 - 05 July 2012 - 15 comments En Tk

In this episode we have a look at a game between Honinbo Shusaku and Sakaguchi Sentoku played in 1853. Enjoy the simple, but effective moves. Level: 9k to 2d

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Episode #15 - 27 June 2012 - 8 comments En

In previous episodes we have been showing fixed patterns and josekis. However we would like to stress the point that you have to play the moves that make you feel best. We are all amateurs and we play this game for fun, so play the moves you think are most fun and interesting! Level: 30k to 7d

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The strong inside hane

Episode #14 - 20 June 2012 - 2 comments En

When invading takamoku (4-5 point) at the 3-4 point, you should be aware of the strong inside hane or you might end up tricked. Level: 15k to 2d

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Thel 2group

The L+2 group

Episode #13 - 10 June 2012 - 4 comments En Tk

The L+2 group is a common group in go. It often appears after a san-san invasion. Let's have a look at some follow-up tactics we can apply to this group. Level: 14k to 1d

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