Teaching game (9x9) for an Experienced Beginner (23kyuish)

Hey, so I’ve played a bunch of games on 9x9, and I feel like I am on the verge of some kind of breakthrough in terms of understanding the game, but at the same time, things feel very stagnant. I’ve been trying to focus on creating better/stronger shapes and being more efficient, but I feel like I make some pretty bad moves early on that end up hurting me. I’m looking for anyone who could help explain why certain moves are bad vs. good and what to be focusing on for my level in order to keep improving! Thanks!

So in my opinion if you can solve a L&D problem I think you are good enough to move up to 13x13.

When you can finish a game and finish some borders, I think it is good enough for 19x19.

Here is a playlist I made for beginners on 19x19 : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5mVjO5OFYSwLXK7ETL9cvy3ZVVtghZnc

I also think it is important for you to learn how to cut and connect on a small board so you can fight on the big board.

For a more approach to the game : https://shawnsgogroup.wordpress.com/theclossiapproach/

If you had game specific questions you can also post a link to a game for everyone to see.

Hope this helps!


Thanks a lot! I’ll take a look at the links you provided. I get a little intimidated by the bigger boards, but perhaps it’s time!