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Post #1 Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:13 pm 
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Hello I am United Go and I am 16 years old. I started playing go and now I'm in love with it. I hope to become an insei but I am not strong enough. This worries me because the age limit for becoming a insei in Japan for the Nihon Kiin is 25 and I also need a sponsor so I need to continue studying. Thus I have joined this forum. Go players that I look up to are BattsGo, Lee Sedol, Ke Jie, and Cho Chikun. if you have any free resources for learning go please feel free to tell me them, I want to become an Insei as soon as possible so I have to study really hard. Sometimes it's discouraging when I look at the pros in Japan and Korea and they are already pro by my age, but I must prevail. I would like to go insei before 20, who knows maybe I can do it I have a couple of years left!
The key is to stay positive and optimistic. Thank you for your time.


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Post #2 Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:29 pm 
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Welcome, and good luck with your ambitions. I hope you enjoy the journey no matter what comes of it.


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Post #3 Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:15 pm 
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i am not a very good player and very old 28 :-D and i play just for fun.
But because you are 24kyu i can give you a few links which helped me to get a little bit stronger :-)


Intersting links to show you what people do to get better:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGAIzOiTcwc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXc9gFZHo5g
http://senseis.xmp.net/?SoDesuNe

Some youtubers which i like:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... ORkBjkPeMP
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTji1k ... &flow=grid

A few links for you as a beginner:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13i2ggvpXPY
https://www.pandanet.co.jp/English/introduction_of_go/
http://senseis.xmp.net/?PagesForBeginners
http://senseis.xmp.net/?Tesuji

2 links which helped me very much:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9zjwVj1O24
forum/download/file.php?id=6967

A lot of games to review:
http://gtl.xmp.net/reviews/

This thread is very interesting but i like this post very much:
forum/viewtopic.php?p=210377#p210377

A lot of books to read: (and NO i do not read them because i play for fun but i think you can get stronger when you read good books)
http://senseis.xmp.net/?Kiseido
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2823
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=91

2 tests how strong you are:
http://play.baduk.org/go-test/start.php
http://style.baduk.org/

a funny youtube clip because it is most important to have fun!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcGSHGocZpM


MOST IMPORTANT:
Go to a go club and rent a teacher!!!


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Post #4 Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:40 am 
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Dragonstone wrote:
i am not a very good player and very old 28 :-D and i play just for fun.
But because you are 24kyu i can give you a few links which helped me to get a little bit stronger :-)


Intersting links to show you what people do to get better:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGAIzOiTcwc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXc9gFZHo5g
http://senseis.xmp.net/?SoDesuNe

Some youtubers which i like:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... ORkBjkPeMP
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTji1k ... &flow=grid

A few links for you as a beginner:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13i2ggvpXPY
https://www.pandanet.co.jp/English/introduction_of_go/
http://senseis.xmp.net/?PagesForBeginners
http://senseis.xmp.net/?Tesuji

2 links which helped me very much:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9zjwVj1O24
forum/download/file.php?id=6967

A lot of games to review:
http://gtl.xmp.net/reviews/

This thread is very interesting but i like this post very much:
forum/viewtopic.php?p=210377#p210377

A lot of books to read: (and NO i do not read them because i play for fun but i think you can get stronger when you read good books)
http://senseis.xmp.net/?Kiseido
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=2823
viewtopic.php?f=17&t=91

2 tests how strong you are:
http://play.baduk.org/go-test/start.php
http://style.baduk.org/

a funny youtube clip because it is most important to have fun!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcGSHGocZpM


MOST IMPORTANT:
Go to a go club and rent a teacher!!!


Thank you very much will definitely look at these links.

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Post #5 Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:41 am 
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jeromie wrote:
Welcome, and good luck with your ambitions. I hope you enjoy the journey no matter what comes of it.

Thank you

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Post #6 Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:57 am 
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Yo,

the best book for beginners to 1 dan : Lessons in the fundamentals of Go by Kageyama

good luck

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the best book for beginners to 1 dan : Lessons in the fundamentals of Go by Kageyama
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Post #8 Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:09 am 
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Hello,
Its possible to become insei with in 3 Years if you study hard but its a difficult way, but you should never stop studying,at the beginning quantity is more important,try to get a little from everything and play a lot of games,watch many basic lectures and concentrate during every game so you can learn sth.Try to aim for 10 kyu within 3 Months, (realistic if you study),and 5 kyu in 5 additional Months, and 1 kyu in the last 4,thats realistic if you keep your motivation and if you keep studying you can become that strong in your first year. Good luck:)

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Post #9 Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:23 am 
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UnitedGo wrote:
Hello I am United Go and I am 16 years old. I started playing go and now I'm in love with it. I hope to become an insei but I am not strong enough. This worries me because the age limit for becoming a insei in Japan for the Nihon Kiin is 25 and I also need a sponsor so I need to continue studying.


Forget age 25. After that many years of intensive play and study, you will almost have reached your potential, anyway. I have two suggestions:

1) Look into attending Myongji University in Korea. They have a baduk (go) studies program. Many of their students, even if they do not become pro, can make a career teaching baduk or reporting on it.

2) Do not play socially. That means playing opponents who, at this point, can wipe you off the board. Like many skills, skill at baduk is mostly caught, not taught. If you play weak players you can easily catch the wrong things. Online, play 9 stone games, unrated. Or play 5 stone games on the 9x9 board. Games will be quicker, and you can learn a lot.

Good luck! :D

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Post #10 Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:34 pm 
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UnitedGo wrote:
Go players that I look up to are BattsGo, Lee Sedol, Ke Jie, and Cho Chikun.


What a crowd for BattsGo to be paired with :-)

Anyway, good luck!

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