Lesson 1

Setting up on a 13x13 board

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Too close

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Too low

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Too central

Lesson 2 Capturing Tactics 2 3 1 9 8 7 6 3 5 4 2 1 Chase down Ladder 1 1 3 1 2 Net 1 Double atari 1 1 Snapback Snapback .

and so connect .Lesson 3 Cutting Points and Connections x x x x x x x The points marked ‘x’ are cutting points The triangle points are solid connections 1 2 The triangle points are hanging connections White 1 can be captured immediately: no cut 1 1 a 2 3 4 White has a choice of ways to capture the stone.

1 2 ..... 2 4 6 8 1 3 5 7 9 ..White should connect this way 4 6 3 5 7 If not....Lesson 4 The First Line 3 1 2 4 After Black 3 .. White 2 is dangerous. Black has a choice of ways to capture 1 2 4 3 5 White 2 is dangerous... .Black 3 is very good 4 1 2 3 5 Again.and Black 3 is good 5 3 4 6 White 2 is correct ...Black gains some points .. 1 2 ...

1 White answers Black’s threat White makes threat against Black Black makes threat against White Black answers White’s threat 1 Cycle in a ko fight (read clockwise) . 1 This is an important ko: if White can connect it all the black stones with triangles will die.Lesson 5 Ko 1 After Black captures. the rule of ko states that White may not recapture at once.

Lesson 6 Eye Shapes These black groups are safe with two eyes These black groups are already safe 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Killing groups and saving groups by playing at the vital point 2 4 1 3 3 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 2 Failed attacks Successful attacks .

Lesson 7 False Eyes 1 1 Black’s second eyes are false White can attack each whole group a 1 2 Groups dead because of their false eye White makes the eye false after Black takes 5 1 2 3 4 Black creates a false eye and captures some stones .

Lesson 8 3-3 Invasion 11 9 10 12 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 White can live Standard sequence 1 2 11 10 5 7 1 3 4 6 8 9 2 Correct side Too narrow 7 6 5 8 3 4 1 2 3 4 2 1 5 Ko fight Normal approach to the 4-4 point .

The attacks by White are unsuccessful.Lesson 9 Enclosures 4 1 2 3 5 3 6 2 1 4 1 2 3 4 This corner enclosure is strong. Black has a good game for territory The double wing formation is good .

Lesson 10 Problems All positions Black to play .

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