How best to use Sabaki guess mode?

I recently learned that one of the ways Chess players get good is to analyze professional games and try to guess each move. I decided to try doing this with Go and imagine my surprise when I noticed that Sabaki already has a “Guess mode”!

Can anybody give me some tips on how to use guess mode most effectively? Any learning resources on how to effectively use professional games as a learning tool would be nice as well.

I have some specific questions as well. Should I keep track of how many guesses it takes before I determine the correct move? Should I go over a single game multiple times, or do a different game each time?

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There is a nice website called “Find Out the Move” (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBu-wYPCgI9iLLXZN9c-N_A/videos) which does this in a structured way that is helpful. They present pro games move by move, and along the way they will offer four plausible responses for the viewer to consider for most of the moves (excluding obvious or forced moves). The value here is that you do not waste time thinking about a lot bad moves, but are channeled into just considering generally good moves, so you can concentrate on figuring out why one is better than the others.

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learning resources on how to effectively use professional games as a learning tool =>

see also
How to manage your baduk SGF database (Game Records, Tsumego, etc.) easily https://youtu.be/PBRpvZ9pXcU

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Toshiro Kageyama’s Kage’s Secret Chronicles Of Handicap Go works this way. I also HIGHLY recommend his Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go.

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