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[Tidbit] Yu Bin Talks About Calculation In Weiqi

Calculation in weiqi is a combination of three factors: Reading Depth, Selection and Position Judgement. This kind of calculation occurs in every game played. Pure calculation strength is the path I follow, a path you must follow: Being able to calculate fifty … Continue reading

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[Tidbit] On How A Grown-Up Can Self-learn Weiqi from Tygem 2D to 8D

The original Chinese essay was written in 2007 by 烟飘万里 and can be found here with the revised edition here. The original English version was titled “To become a master of Go is not easy, but to become an amateur 5D or 6D is … Continue reading

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[Tidbit] Chinese Weiqi Poem (not translated)

An example of a Chinese poem used as a memory tool for weiqi proverbs and maxims. Not really going to help with your memory if translated into English as it is intended to be poetic and short. But if you … Continue reading

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[Tidbit] How one Chinese go player went from Tygem 7D to 9D

I found a post on a Chinese forum from an amateur who shares his experience of rising from Tygem 7D to 9D. I thought it would be a good idea to paraphrase and share this with the readers of my … Continue reading

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[Tidbit] The Concentrated Essence of Strategy

In an old book on strategy by B.H. Liddell Hart called “The Strategy of Indirect Approach”, he conducts a study of wars throughout history and digests his findings into one basic principle and eight axioms of strategy. I think it … Continue reading

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[Tidbit] Calculation Theory Adapted from Chess

There is a recent chess book for chess grandmaster preparation called “Calculations” by Jacob Aagaard in which he talks about calculation theory in a very broad sense. I believe that such an approach is a worthwhile study so I have … Continue reading

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[Tidbit] Weiqi Study Method and Overview of Study Content

Weiqi Study Method and Overview of Study Content 围棋的学习方法和学习内容概述 by Fang Tianfeng 方天丰 8p When learning weiqi you must first determine the goal of your study. If you only want to learn the rules of the game, it will only … Continue reading

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