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Common invasion

Invasion day

Episode #192 - 09 March 2015

Learn how to deal with this often played invasion. The shape also appears in many similiar positions. Level: 8k to 3d

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Tesuji

Two points of territory

Episode #191 - 02 March 2015 By: Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p

Last month the strongest Russian tournament ever was held in St Petersburg. Alexandre played a good attachment which led him to victory. Level: 5k to 4d

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Gentlemen

The gentlemen's club

Episode #190 - 23 February 2015 By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

On tuesdays members of the gentlemen's club are invited to tell about their hobbys. This evening a rather peculiar board game will be presented. Level: 6k to 3d

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Empty triangle

The chicken and the egg

Episode #189 - 17 February 2015 By: Gansheng Shi 1p

Mushrooms sprout from the ground, and so did Ke Jie. What a man! The golden chicken witnessed it all. Level: 5k to 4d

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Test move

Sealing the win

Episode #188 - 09 February 2015 By: Gansheng Shi 1p

Matthew Burrall seals the win against Ryan Li. Ryan did recover well later in the tournament though and went on to become an Aga 1-dan professional! Level: 6k to 4d

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New joseki

The fourth AGA pro

Episode #187 - 02 February 2015 By: Gansheng Shi 1p

Congratulations to Ryan Li, the fourth AGA professional! Here he plays against Matthew Burrall in the Pro Qualification Championship, Round 1. Level: 6k to 4d

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Zhou vs Choi

Episode #186 - 26 January 2015 By: BadukTV

We are happy to be able to present this episode from BadukTV with English subtitles. Choi Cheolhan plays against Zhou Ruiyang. Level: 8k to 5d

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Fuseki

Mok Jin Seok's fuseki

Episode #185 - 19 January 2015 By: Young-sun Yoon 8p

This strange looking shimari is a favourite pattern of Mok Jin Seok. It invites your opponent to dive in, but a tough fight will await him! Level: 5k to 4d

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Magari

Sand grain style

Episode #184 - 12 January 2015 By: Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p

This move was first played by Magari Reiki. Although it can not be called a trick play it is easy to answer it wrongly. This move is especially interesting in handicap games where you do not want to make your opponent strong. Level: 2k to 5d

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Strange things happen at the one two point

Gandalf and the 1-2 point

Episode #183 - 06 January 2015 - 1 comment By: The white wizard 9p

Gandalf packed his bags twice in his life to visit the white wizard for a game of go. His last masterpiece is now remembered through the proverb "When one says two, two can not say one, then one is three". Level: 10k to 5d

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Toilet fireworks

Tang's Toilet move

Episode #182 - 05 January 2015 By: YoonYoung Kim 4p

Another game from the semi finals between Park JungHwan and WeiXing Tang in the Samsung cup. Tang had some chances but nature called and brought disaster. Level: 5k to 5d

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Elephant jump

Another tricky elephant

Episode #181 - 29 December 2014 By: Park Young Woon 7d

Our special reporter from Korea has spotted another strange elephant. Prepare yourself and add this tricky joseki to your arsenal for the new year. Level: 5k to 4d

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Merlijn kuin

In memory of Go Seigen

Episode #180 - 23 December 2014 - 3 comments By: Merlijn Kuin 6d

Go Seigen passed away this year at the respectable age of 100. As an ode to this master player, Merlijn Kuin - multiple times Dutch champion - reviews one of his games against Takagawa Kaku in front of a live audience. The video stops at move 99. More commentary can be found in the sgf-file. Level: 5k to 5d

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Steal corner

Turn the game around

Episode #179 - 23 December 2014 By: YoonYoung Kim 4p

Park JungHwan started off well in his game against WeiXing Tang. We showed the beginning of this game in episode #178. Tang won the 2013 Samsung cup though and does not give up easily. Level: 5k to 5d

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Samsung cup

Whisperers with tea

Episode #178 - 15 December 2014 - 2 comments By: YoonYoung Kim 4p

We are so happy with our new teacher YoonYoung Kim 4p, that we suddenly start whispering about the Samsung cup. Level: 5k to 4d

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First line magic

Licking the first line

Episode #177 - 08 December 2014 By: Kim Seung-jun 9p

When the second line is considered to be the line of defeat, what good can be said about the first line? Here two magical tesujis played on the first line. Level: 4k to 4d

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Bashing joseki

Brutal bashing

Episode #176 - 01 December 2014 By: Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p

A tricky variation in the often played ogeima joseki. This variation looks very crude, but is sure to surprise your opponent. Level: 2k to 4d

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Endgame tesuji

Endgame fundamentals

Episode #175 - 24 November 2014 - 3 comments By: Benjamin Lockhart 8d

Gote, gote with gote follow-up, gote with sente follow-up, reverse sente, double sente.. And.. tesujis! Level: 10k to 4d

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Whiteintrouble

The tenuki master

Episode #174 - 24 November 2014 By: Kim Seung-jun 9p

Kim Jiseok plays against Guo Yuzheng. After playing tenuki three(!) times his group is in severe danger. How will this daredevil manage his group? Level: 5k to 4d

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Great move

Magnetron and the crane's nest

Episode #173 - 17 November 2014 - 2 comments By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

Cho Hye Yeon plays against the god of endgame Park Yeonghoon. Magnetron watches and is all in for some electrifying cooking. Level: 5k to 4d

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