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Thickness

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One of the aims of the American Go Extra was to provide material to help upper kyū level players advance to the next stage. Every issue contained a feature entitled Power Up to Dan Strength! The Spring 1995 issue offered an article that explained a concept that kyū players absolutely must understand if they ever hope to reach dan strength: thickness. A thick position is a strong one, and realizing this simple matter of equality is essential. The basic nature of thickness is explained here and a perfect real game example illustrates it graphically.

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