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For amateurs, each level is one stone difference. So an amateur seven dan is six stones stronger than an amateur shodan. "Seven dan" is about as strong as a "pure" amateur is likely to get, although there are some amateurs that have had professionalized training, and are believe to be "eight dan" in strength, on the amateur scale. "Pro" starts about where ...


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I decided to read the 2012 paper by Thomas Wolf, and this was a very fast way of learning important basic counting techniques. Now, the paper is arguably not always perfectly clear, but it can be followed with a reasonable amount of effort. It also contains a simple result that had been missed before (in some circumstances, it can be beneficial to start an ...


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From the OP That said, I am still at a stage where I have to mostly read the sequence in my mind and keep track of outside liberties, shared liberties, eye liberties, etc., which is slow and error-prone. This is good for you as long as you know how to kill/live in certain shapes. Reading is very important in all aspects of Go and this is a good time ...


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There's also an extremely thorough coverage of semeai in "The Second Book of Go". It's out of print, but it looks like there are used copies available.



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