Go is a beautiful game that I would like to take up. I have spent time watching videos and reading books on topics like joseki, life and death, ladders, and so on. When trying to play on a 13x13 board against the “Little Go” app on the lowest difficulty “Fuego (weak)” the same thing happens every game: I make good openings and tactical counters, they attack, I work on addressing the attack with efficient moves and good shapes, and suddenly they more or less control the entire board.
There is something that is not being communicated in a way that I can understand around these issues. I think that, for being a beginner, I have a reasonable sense of different josekis, sensible spacing when moving, and protecting my position. But this does not in any way translate into merely being competitive over the course of a full game against the weakest available computer. And since there is no feedback from the computer I have no sense of what the problem is. I vaguely assume it is inefficient moves despite my best efforts to be efficient, but have no clue where to begin to improve and identify the problem.