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 Post subject: Another Recommendation for Kaz
Post #1 Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:26 pm 
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I'd like to tell you how some of my games are going since I started Kaz's Internet Go School. When I started taking lessons, I was on a long losing streak against my friend. He has been playing for exactly as long as I have since we played our first game together. We play about once a week and always in person. As of our last game 2 weeks ago, I have won our last 5 games! I killed a large group in each of the last two games, which was a really great feeling.

After 3 lessons over 3 months, my rank on OGS is 15 kyu, 4 ranks better than at the beginning of the year! Players at the club where I play in person have commented on how quickly I'm progressing. I don't even know what my goal should be because I didn't expect to rank up this fast! Probably single-digit kyu!

Each lesson has been about a bad habit that Kaz has found in the games I sent him for review. The first was on my response to the 1 space low pincer by a 4-4 and about sealing in my opponents groups. I like how lessons are based on my biggest weaknesses. I liked the first lessons enough to pay for 11 lessons in advance.

I work full time and I'm married with kids, so I don't have a lot of free time to study, and yet I've already reached my goal for the year which was 15 kyu I look forward to big progress this year!

If you want to verify, you can look me up on OGS as RegularPerson. Hit me up for a game if you want!

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Post #2 Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:47 pm 
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Hi RegularPerson,

Congrats.

If you don't mind, could you let us know your starting age range, and how long you had been
playing Go before your first lesson with Mr. Kaz ?
( Example: Under 10 years old; 10 - 20 years old; 20 - 30 years old; 30+ years old, etc.)
Based on the marriage with kids, I've ruled out you're currently under 10 years old. :)

Please feel free to provide as little (zero) or as much (detailed) info of the time durations as you like.
Thanks.

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Post #3 Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:20 pm 
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Hey EdLee,
Happy to provide some detail. I'm 33. I've been playing since summer of 2014.
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Post #4 Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:24 pm 
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Thanks! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Another Recommendation for Kaz
Post #5 Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:21 am 
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From what I understand Kaz isn't taking new students anymore? At least that's what it currently says on his website. I was interested but didn't inquire because of this.

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Post #6 Posted: Sat Jun 04, 2016 1:27 pm 
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swannod wrote:
From what I understand Kaz isn't taking new students anymore? At least that's what it currently says on his website. I was interested but didn't inquire because of this.


This is apparently true three months later!

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Post #7 Posted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:39 pm 
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Maybe he has his hands full? He can only teach so many disciples at once.

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