I added the next goal! Once we reach 75 patrons I will ask shygost if I can sponsor him to come on stream once a month. I will of course pay his group price. I thought his lecture was great and I would love to support him as a teacher! Please note if you sign … More Added the next goal! Shygost lectures!!
So recently thanks to the influx of students on Patreon I was able to record and release the start of my new series, the “Clossi Approach Series.” In this series I talk about how to apply the Clossi Approach in actual play at various levels. I started at 25k, the lowest rank on OGS. I … More Clossi Approach Series : 25k
For those who don’t know, Takemiya Masaki is a famous Japanese professional. He is well known for his San Ren Sei opening and having great success with it. He is also one of the favorite professionals that attend the US Go Congress. Well one year I went and I was playing as a 4 Dan … More When Takemiya 9p kibitzed in my game…
A student asked me about making a flow chart for the Clossi Approach and gave me a website to design a simple one. So I did! I hope this helps you ask the questions a bit easier in your games!
1: You’re not going to make money. This is important to remember. You’re not going for the prize money. Even if you win a prize you are likely going to spend more attending the tournament than you will win. Of course aim to do your best and place as high as you can, but money … More Top 5 tips for your first tournament.
When you play in a tournament, do you ever dread the first game? In my experience the first game seems to be the hardest to play. In the latest tournament I played I actually had very heavy breathing during the game. It got to the point where I had to get up and go get … More Losing Your First Game in a Tournament
When beginners start playing, they usually start on 9×9 or some small board. The are several reasons for this, including but not limited too, a lot of beginners don’t like spending 30 minutes to play their first game. But after a beginner starts playing some games and improves, they wan’t to move up in board … More When should beginners stop playing 9×9?
Let me start off by saying that this post is not about bragging or that you can, can’t, or should do this. It’s to explain how I did it so you can hopefully have an idea of what you can do yourself to improve. When I first started playing Go, it was because I was … More 30Kyu to 12Kyu in a Month
While I do love teaching sdk like 5k+ and helping them reach that 1 Dan, I think my styles and approaches better server beginners and ddk. Helping them learn basic strategies and creating a step by step approach to the game. However, I’ve noticed lately I’ve been teaching more sdk than ddk. I think … More How can I reach more beginners?
Added some study tips to the Clossi Approach! Let me know what you think! ~C How to Study (per Rank) 1: Tsumego (Go Problems) You should always be doing daily Tsumego Do between 5 minutes a day to 1 hour a day depending on your time investment. You should always try to solve the … More Updates Clossi Approach! How to Study~