How to train with AI

You cannot beat KataGo in an even game; even top professionals have to take two or three handicap stones. But high-handicap games are different from even games. KaTrain can weaken KataGo but it does not play human moves found in Asian server games. Find positions from your games where KataGo says that you have a …

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101weiqiLocalizer Chrome Extension

101weiqi.com is a Chinese-language web site where you can solve Go problems. Unfortunately there is no English-language localization of that website. So I wrote a Chrome extension that aims to make it easier for those of us who don’t read Chinese to use that site. The extension adds a script to 101weiqi.com’s web pages which …

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David Bull on the ten-thousand hours rule

When it comes to developing ability at something, a craft like this, or perhaps at a sport, anything really, we commonly hear people talking about such things as “it takes ten thousand hours” as though it were simply a matter of spending enough time and making enough repetitions. But that’s not true. […]. It’s no …

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Jeff on managing time pressure

On 2021.04.10, Jeff 6d held a Nordic Go Dojo lecture on mangaging time pressure. This post contains my lesson notes. In the first twenty minutes, Jeff explained the general procedure on handling byo-yomi. Outline Give your mind positive, encouraging signals. Be calm, not emotional, to make the most of your byo-yomi period. Before entering byo-yomi, …

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Pinch

In the Yunguseng Dojang’s first lecture of season 26, Hwang In-seong 8-dan showed the “pinch” tesuji. This name comes from the Korean word for the kind of move that is called “atekomi” in Japanese. This page explains the nuances and links to related training problems.