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Post #1 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:47 am 
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If you stopped dreaming, you surely stopped living!

I'm at the moment 6k on KGS (didn't play there since one week) but I'm able to beat a 5k-KGS-player at my local Go-club. So, roughly I try to improve two to three stones on KGS. Here's the plan:


28.05.2010, Friday → 02.06.2010, Wednesday:
197 Tsumegos from “Graded Go Problems for Beginners Vol. 3
// ~33 a day


28.05.2010, Friday → 25.06.2010, Friday:
534 Tesujis from “Get Strong at Tesuji
// ~28 a day


03.06.2010, Wednesday → 25.06.2010, Friday
88 Tsumegos (5-move-problems from “1001 Life-and-Death Problems“)
// ~4 a day
10 Chapters from “Tesuji“ (104 p.)
// one chapter in two days
3*4 and 4*4 Josekis from “38 Basic Josekis“ (27 Josekis // 168 p.)
// 1-2 Josekis a day
3 ½ Chapters (Forcing Moves, Inducing Moves, Reducing and Invading large Frameworks, Invasions into three-space-extensions) from “Attack and Defense“ (less than 88 p.)
// one chapter in six days
20 Principles from “Opening Theory Made Easy” (167 p.)
// ~one principle a day


As for playing games: I'm going to play at least three (max. five) serious games against Karaklis over the next two weeks. Then I'm going to play serious RL-games every wednesday (4 * 2-3 games).
The rest depends.


Goal: Be satisfied with my play at the local tournament on the 26./27. of June and score 4 wins with my estimated 6-kyu EGF-rank!

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Post #2 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:55 am 
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Good luck... And have fun studying.

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Post #3 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:57 am 
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Good luck! Keep us posted. Also, what do you plan to do to reward yourself if you manage the goal?

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Post #4 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 8:11 am 
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Thank you both!


Chew Terr wrote:
Good luck! Keep us posted. Also, what do you plan to do to reward yourself if you manage the goal?


Score 4 wins in the tournament would be a great reward! Nothing else, I guess. I'm already on vacation shortly after the tournament =D

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Post #5 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 8:33 am 
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That's an awful lot to study. Be advised to keep a fire extinguisher handy in case your head starts to smoke. Also, there appears to be a discrepancy between your goal as stated in the post and the one in the post title. Good luck at either of them, but you should probably make up your mind ;-)

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Post #6 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:31 am 
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As a rule of thumb, I heard KGS is like 3 stones weaker compared to EGF. So, I hope that fits ^^

As for the Tsumegos: Only 1001 Life-and-Death Problems have a fairly difficult quality. The other ones are fairly simple for me. So, it's not that much =D


But thank you!

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Post #7 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 10:05 am 
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Just remember: The hardest part isn't completing this training plan, but to start it and keep going on a consistent basis.

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Post #8 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 10:26 am 
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I can only warn not to overdo it. I can tell it from my experience. But of course your mileage may vary. Or as we say in Cologne "Jeder Jeck is anders" ;-)

Good luck with your tournament!

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Post #9 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 10:51 am 
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Hey sodesune,
hope you'll be able to do your tough training program!

Which go-tournament are you going to attend, the China-CUp in Berlin or the Ponnuki in Paderborn?
If the unlikly case happens and you're going to visit paderborn we can play some games there to check your progress *g

I think normally there isnt such a huge gap between kgs and german-egf ranks, but especially in the range from 15-5k the gap seems a little bit wider, so maybe 3 stones are correct.
If you live in berlin you have to consider that most of the berlin-ranks are 1 stone weaker then the rest of germany.

Good luck to achieve your goal, if you'd like I can create one or two audioreviews of your games so dont hesitate to post them in the game analyse forum.

P.S.: Dont over do it this may backflip ;)

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Post #10 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 11:52 am 
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Chew Terr wrote:
Good luck! Keep us posted.
This.

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Post #11 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 2:23 pm 
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Araban wrote:
Just remember: The hardest part isn't completing this training plan, but to start it and keep going on a consistent basis.


Yeah, I know.
Actually that's why I came up with this plan. I just wanted to give me a roadmap of what I think is possible to handle and evaluate the result to become clear on how I'm going to study further. I hope, I get used to this amount of studying over the four weeks, so it will become natural. But then, I really have to play great at the tournament, so that the work justifies : D
We will see, how it goes. I'll keep you updated ; )



karaklis
Schau'n wa ma! ; D
I think four weeks are suitable for this amount. If it's too much, I'll reconsider at the end. As said, I'm on vacations afterwards so I have a pause anyway to recover in the worst case ^^



Jonas
Neither nor. It's a tournament in Graz, Austria =D
But I'll be happy to post some good games in the Game-Analyse-Forum. Maybe Karaklis will help me here =)



Thank you all! I have to go through this, just because of all your cheering : )


Day 1 out of 29:
35 Tsumegos (2 wrong) from “Graded Go Problems for Beginners Vol. 3” - check!
30 Tesujis (2 wrong) from “Get Strong at Tesuji” - check!

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Post #12 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 3:40 pm 
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I understand that the most efficient way to become a 3 kyu in four weeks is to start as a shodan ande sniff a lot of glue.

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Post #13 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 4:13 pm 
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Three stones in four weeks! Wow, that sounds a lot more difficult than my goal of six stones in 8 months. As others have mentioned I would worry about trying to learn too much too fast, but if you believe you're capable then by all means go for it. Good luck!

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Post #14 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 5:45 pm 
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I'd be ecstatic to reach 3 kyu in 4 weeks, and I'm already 4 kyu. :-)

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Post #15 Posted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:27 pm 
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Us 5ish kyus striving for improvement should form a member group. Certainly a few of us around.

It could be the

1 dan in 2010

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Post #16 Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 7:44 am 
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Good luck! My goal is/was to go from 1k to 5d kgs in a year. Keep the dream alive :)

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Post #17 Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 7:54 am 
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Us 5ish kyus striving for improvement should form a member group. Certainly a few of us around.

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I would be interested in this; I originally planned something similar with a friend I met on KGS, but he seems to have disappeared. Perhaps we could all meet once a week or so to discuss progress, play/review, etc.

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Post #18 Posted: Sat May 29, 2010 8:24 am 
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Thanks for all your responses!

The goal seems difficult, I can understand that, but there's this little tiny voice inside me, who mutters: "You are at least 5k, maybe better, all what you lack is concentration and calmness!" Well, and maybe a general lack of direction and big points/urgent points-knowledge (see my game against Karaklis) ^^

But well, you might fall, if you choose to walk. Common knowledge, it hurts a lot more, when you are running but you might be faster at the finish, too =)


So...

Day 2 out of 29:
33 Tsumegos (0 wrong) from “Graded Go Problems for Beginners Vol. 3” - check!
29 Tesujis (3 wrong) from “Get Strong at Tesuji” - check!



post scriptum:

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Post #19 Posted: Sun May 30, 2010 9:55 am 
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Day 3 out of 29:
35 Tsumegos (4 wrong) from “Graded Go Problems for Beginners Vol. 3” - check!
29 Tesujis (3 wrong - although I knew the answer of one problem but I couldn't verify it against certain counter-moves) from “Get Strong at Tesuji” - check!


Played a game today, too, and I'm quite happy with it. See the Game-Analyse-Subforum for it.

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Post #20 Posted: Sun May 30, 2010 11:46 am 
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1 dan until July 2012 would suffice for me. :D

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