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 Post subject: Hello, New Here and hoping to go pro
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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