I am a beginner of Go and a new comer to OGS and I am looking for 19x19 teaching games in correspondence mode!
To describe my situation:
Through beginner books I know the rules of the game. I understand basic concepts like “corner first, side next, center later”. I know basic terms like tiger mouth, shoulder hit, hane, net, ladder, etc - I can make use of them if I am solving Go problems, but I am not good at noticing them or making practical use of them during a “real match”.
I know 2 eyes live and what is a false eye. I solved some life and death problems too, but when on a real board I struggle at how to form a plan to make my stones live asap when I had just few stones to begin with and my opponent is playing approach moves to challenge it (instead of almost finish shape in problems where you just need to add a few stones to live or kill).
Oh and joseki is just so BIG to learn
I played some 9x9, 13x13, and 19x19 bot games on my phone & tablet and some very casual over-the-board games with friends and family who are also absolute beginners.
In short I think I just “know” things in my head but is not good at the when and how of using them.
What a long thread anyone interested to offer me 19x19 correspondence teaching game? I can play multiple correspondence in parallel too and will probably ask a lot of questions in chat!