I’m reading Alexander Kotov’s excellent book Think Like a Grandmaster, and it occurred to me that a lot of Go players also don’t know how to analyze variations correctly and systematically. Kotov describes a method where he would set up a complicated position, analyze all the variations, write them down, and then establish which of them were worthy of consideration within the demanding conditions of timed play, and which could be left out to save time. Normally a master decides this by intuition, but most of us have to develop our intuition. He developed his by practicing this method and then successfully tried out the same method in study groups, so I thought it would be fun to try it here.
Here are the rules:
If this sounds interesting to you, no matter what level you are, please practice with us on the position(s) below:
https://online-go.com/game/15683842 (most analyses in forum comments)