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First step (new )

Playing is the most important thing and is very good if you can play at least a game daily. Reviewing the games you play helps you even more and the gifted players reach 1Dan in one year or so.

Another important thing are the "life&death" problems. These help you to read more accurate and to find the best move in a local situation. There are exquisite moves (TESUJI in Japanese) which can often help to avoid disaster. A strong player needs a very good reading.

The last and good thing for studious people in studying professional games. You'll find inspiration there and , more than that , you'll learn how to make a good plan or how to fight against strong moves. Professionals make a living out of Go so they put all their forces in every game they play.

I can guide you through this wonderful maze and I hope your Go will improve.

We can also arrange matches between those of you who are of similar strength and discuss the games.

I can play with you from even games to nine stone and I will comment the games for you. I can also comment your games played with other players if there are questions you want to ask. Beginners are welcome but for advanced players I also have many advices to make. I speak English and Japanese so you can choose the language you prefer during our lessons :-)...

Please contact me for a personalized offer.