Sunday, March 25, 2012

I beat a rival Kalin1[5k?]

Some days he plays well and some days he plays poorly. He's been a huge obstacle for me during my go journey. He's kalin! He plays on kgs 6-7 days a week. I've been looking forward to being able to play him as an equal for months now. This was a huge motivation booster for me, as you can probably tell since I decided to write about it. :P oh here is the kifu

87.5 w (kalin1)
110 b (me(dukedaniel))

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Dsaun's shape lectures.

Dsaun[1k] taught me sooo much today using one of his lectures. He teaches an audio lecture almost monthly (which is available for free on kgs, you can view recordings of his past lectures for free, although they do not include the review games he does afterwards reinforcing his points) After the lecture he went through 7 high dan games showing examples of how to use shape as he went. I learned how important good shape can be and how to use it effectively. I would reccomend every player struggling with shape or who does not understand shape to come to one of his lectures. I'll be writing a post as soon as his newest lecture is scheduled.

about Dsaun

He was born in germany (as an U.S. citizen.).
He speaks french.
He loves go (especially teaching it).
He started playing go seriously in 1993 though he first learned the rules in 1975.