Playing again after taking a short break

#1

Hi,

I just started playing again after taking a break from Go for about three weeks.

My first game didn’t go well:

I didn’t have any feel for the whole board position and my reading was bad.

What is the best way to get back into playing again? Should I challenge people with a lower rank? Play handicap games? Do tsumego first? Watch Go streams?

Perhaps I should just play and expect to lose for a few days?

Any thoughts?

0 Likes

#2

One game against someone 4 stones stronger not going well? I would just not worry and move on tbh.

2 Likes

#3

I had a similar result on KGS. :slight_smile:

0 Likes

#4

I won a game!

I don’t think I played particularly well though, and I’m not sure why my opponent kept playing when the game was over.

1 Like

#5

I actually spend a bit of time watching other people play whenever I return. It helps me visualize the board and stones before actually hopping back into my own games. But, I think hopping into games is usually the best way to go.

2 Likes

#6

Yes. Good idea. I’m currently watching wichmaster.

1 Like