[ANN] 6th ASR Lecture on Sat 14th June

Advanced Study Room in KGSNext Saturday (that is, June 14th) Su Yang (Jeff) will hold a free lecture in the Advanced Study Room in KGS. The time will be 6:00 PM UTC, you can check what this is in your local time by clicking here or adding the event from the activity calendar to your calendar.

This will be the second part of Jeff’s lecture from March, Judging results of a joseki/exchange.

You can check previously held ASR lectures below:

[ANN] 5th ASR Lecture on Mon 19th May

Advanced Study Room in KGSNext Monday (that is, May 19th) Antti Törmänen (Tien) will hold a free lecture in the Advanced Study Room in KGS. The time will be 1:00 AM UTC, you can check what this is in your local time by clicking here or adding the event from the activity calendar to your calendar.

The subject will be “Sabaki”. And, what is exactly this mythical and elusive beast? In words of our teacher,

Sabaki can be translated to flexible, efficient handling of a local situation where the opponent has stronger shape. It’s a term commonly used when handling invasions, from the viewpoint of the invading player. While attacking skills are important when trying to benefit from attacking the opponent, sabaki skills are important to get a benefit when being attacked by an opponent.

If you need more motivation to attend this lecture, heed the words of  Toshiro Kageyama:

…the enjoyment of watching the lone hero beat down a horde of enemy swordsmen never changed, no matter how often seen. It was just like watching one stone enter an enemy framework the moment before it became actual territory and stand the enemy stones that rushed to capture it on their heads.

Toshiro Kageyama, Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go

You can check previously held ASR lectures, too:

The fourth NGA-ASR lecture

Nordic Go Academy Fuseki LessonNamii gave the fourth public lecture of the Nordic Go Academy in the Advanced Study Room on KGS on Wednesday, 23rd April 2014. The theme was “Fuseki – What is urgent?” You can download a slightly cleaned up version from here or watch a live recording (the lesson was typed, so there’s no audio) below. You can view the video full-screen or watch in Vimeo in HD.

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[ANN] 4th ASR Lecture on Wed 23rd April

Advanced Study Room in KGSThis Wednesday (that is, April 23rd, which also happens to be World Book Day and Saint George in most countries) Juri Kuronen (namii) will hold a free lecture in the Advanced Study Room in KGS. The time will be 18:00 UTC, you can check what this is in your local time by clicking here or adding the event from the activity calendar to your calendar.

The subject will be “Fuseki – What is Urgent?”.

You can check previously held ASR lectures, too:

The third NGA-ASR lecture

The NGA held its third public lecture in the Advanced Study Room on KGS on Saturday, 15th March 2014. This time Jeff exposed the first part of “Judging results of a joseki/exchange” Around 200 observers were present watching the lecture. The cleaned-up lecture content file can be downloaded from here.

The second NGA-ASR lecture

The NGA held its second public lecture in the Advanced Study Room on KGS on Saturday, 15 February 2014. This time Antti prepared the content and held the lecture, which was themed “To pincer or not to pincer?” A good 200 observers were present watching the show. The cleaned-up lecture content file can be downloaded from here.

First promotion lecture for the ASR!

NGA held its first promotion lecture for ASR today. The topic was ‘invasions’, and I had picked two common positions for discussion. The lecture file can be found here, or alternatively you can find it under Namii’s nick on KGS.