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comment Online Resources for Go Tutorials on specific topics
+1 Good answer - especially with regard to over-emphasis on the opening. I was just reviewing a game today (for a KGS 5K) where after the first noseki/fight one player had a significant advantage. Immediately following this fight however, there were two moves made that were essentially passes (defending 'weaknesses' that weren't there - letting the opponent get large plays in sente). Suddenly the game was equalized, and before long the position was more comfortable for the other side. It is quite astonishing how opening theory can be overcome with solid tactics and developing a sound plan.
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comment Online Resources for Go Tutorials on specific topics
I agree that you may be too quick to discount Sensei's library. From the question description it sounds like you are looking for an encyclopedia of go topics...which is more or less exactly what sensei's aims for (and likely the best of its kind in English). That said, what you describe that you are looking for may not be the thing you actually need to reach your goal.
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answered Do professional-level Go players memorize a list of endgame positions as part of their training?
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answered In Go, Why are “High Point” Openings Seldom Seen in Modern Play?
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comment Do we have Go endgame tablebases, just like Chess?
Good answer, another page on SL that might be useful (the closest thing I know of to the endgame table asked about) is the miai values of common endgame positions page - senseis.xmp.net/?MiaiValuesList
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answered Tsumego only solvable under NZ rules?
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comment Understanding influence and using it properly
Also -- As my understanding goes, it is possible to have thickness without influence, however usually this type of situation is uninteresting from a discussion point of view (it is usually an alive group completely surrounded by another living group). Since there is no way of really using that kind of thickness, I think it more or less gets ignored (aside from just calling it alive).
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comment Understanding influence and using it properly
+1 - Nice Answer! I hope you don't mind, I took the liberty to add SL links for japanese terms readers may not be familiar with. When possible I tried to put a reasonable translation in the mouseover
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comment How many points are won/lost during this exchange?
After 5 white capture two stones by playing again at 2 (followed by black recapturing). Eventually black may fill at 2, but then white can connect at 3, this part of the exchange doesn't earn or lose any point for either player though, so it is essentially a dame exchange.