Lots to talk about in this post. First, here is my review of the game I played today against another Tygem 3d: https://gokibitz.com/kifu/EyV_MHhS The game was interesting because I ended up with a central moyo, something that happens very rarely given my fairly territorial style. However, I was reasonably happy with my attacking in this game, although I’m sure there were quite a few mistakes nonetheless.
First, I want to flag this fascinating app called Go Style. You can upload a set of your games and it will tell you a bit about your style of play. I was surprised at how much it matched my intuition about my own play. (Here are my results.) The best part, though, was that it offered a list of professionals who have similar style. After seeing Hane Naoki come up in my results repeatedly, I’ve decided to start reading his book, as well as reviewing some of his games.
Next, there was my continued work through The Dictionary of Basic Tesuji. I’m not sure how practical this book is, since it really is a dictionary, but I’m finding that it’s exposing me to shapes that I wouldn’t otherwise consider. In particular, I always forget about the counter-atari method of sealing in. I’d like to credit my ability to build a central moyo in today’s game to reading some of the other sealing techniques too.
Finally, two videos to call out. First, Yunzuan Li has an excellent video on a very modern 3-4 joseki that I thoroughly enjoyed. And, HayleeL’s latest game was also interesting to watch. Although I find myself cheering for her, it’s also reassuring to know that even professionals can misread sometimes.