snakeeater on Go

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Northern California Goe Tournament

Planning on trying out my first tournament:

Northern California Goe Tournament
July 29-30, 2006
San Francisco, CA
United States

Anyone else in the SF area going? Where exactly in SF is it going to be held? Time to study more of those tsumegos! What type of time controls are used in such tournaments? Today I lost on time during a KGS game because I did not understand what Canadian Time Control was, thought it was Japanese Byo-yomi

Friday, June 16, 2006

Back from a long lull

It's been nearly half year since my last post! Yep I've been a lazy bum to do updates regularly. But I've not stopped studying Go! Since going on a regime of 3 L&D problems a day, my strength has grown notably ( though not in terms of KGS..), which makes me think there's no need to study anything else until perhaps you get to KGS dan level. I've also picked up a reasonable number of josekis by osmosis --- playing against other players and seeing the same moves made over and over again, or through reading discovered the proper follow up in a joseki. (The latter is rare but has happened a couple of times with simple josekis) Hopefully in a couple of more months I will gain a stone in strength and be ready for a real face-to-face tournament.