Go Wizardry

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Blast from the Past


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 Autumn 1995 issue offered an article that explained a concept that all kyū players should learn: the art of survival! In Japanese go terminology, that is called “shinogi,” and mastering the art will save a player much heartache. The basic nature of shinogi is explained here and a perfect real game example illustrates it graphically.




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