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What professional should we study?

  By: bugcat on April 4, 2018, 12:36 a.m.

Recently on Discord, we've been discussing the idea of a daily or daily-ish pro game study. This would be on the OSR Discord server, likely in the pro-game-discussion channel. We threw in a few ideas of which professional players we'd like to study,…

Question about a sequence that looks good but isn't joseki

  By: bugcat on March 28, 2018, 5:20 p.m.

Hello, Guo!

First of all, I hope you're doing well! Today I was playing a game and I found myself considering playing this sequence that you can see from Move 18 to Move 29 in this professional game (though in the end, I didn't play it.) When I look…

Re: My game doesn't show on OSR website.

  By: bugcat on Feb. 7, 2018, 6:47 p.m.

Hey, I played a game https://online-go.com/game/11549867 with Malefitz, but it didn't count because I wasn't registered in the OSR league at the time. But I did tag it with #osr and call it OSR League, and it was played under OSR league rules. So I …

About game records in the early pro system of China

  By: bugcat on Jan. 18, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Hello, Guo Juan;

First of all, I hope you're well, and thank you for your time. As most of my technical questions about the game probably aren't worth your time, I wondered whether I could ask you another question about the experience of being a pro…

Pros studying pro games

  By: bugcat on Nov. 26, 2017, 12:46 a.m.

For you as a professional, how important to you is studying the games played by other professionals?

Do you look at older or historical games (ie. from players like Cho Chikun etc., or further back to Shuei, Go Seigen and so on), only modern game,s …

Why are pros changing how they play against the orthodox fuseki?

  By: bugcat on Oct. 14, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

In the 1990s and most of the 2000s, the usual way for White to play against the orthodox fuseki seems to have been the low wedge in the diagram:

But over the last five or ten years, almost all the pros seem to have abandoned the wedge and moved t…