Questions and answers, part one

Hi everyone!

To get even more activity to this blog, I’m now introducing a questions and answers blog post series. The idea is, that readers can get answers to go-related questions from an experienced player, and in exchange I’ll get ideas for subjects to write new blog posts about. Thus, you are welcome to ask me anything about go in this post’s comment section, be it about difficult board positions, go philosophy, or anything else! If many questions appear, I’m afraid I might not have the capacity to answer every single one, but I’ll try my best!

Preparing for Rabbity six, part one

One of my main ways of studying go, probably not unlike most mid-to-high dan players’, is to review games by professional players. As long as you understand what the players are going about, this way of studying is pretty much as useful as reading a go book. The understanding part however is not quite so simple, and can often require a lot of thought work. I shall use this blog to present my thoughts about professional games that interest me, and also to sort out my thoughts to myself.

The game I’m reviewing this time was played in 1995 by Kato Masao (white) and Fujisawa Shuko, the latter being my favourite professional player. He has a nice, solid style, and is able to play in an incredibly relaxed way. As you shall read later, however, he is actually not the one to have the greatest influence on my playing style. Feel free to guess in the comment section who the most influential one is!

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