Defensive Tesujis In a Nutshell

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A compact selection of simple defensive moves
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This course will teach you a few basic general principles of making an efficient shape. Alexey prepared three short lessons with interesting examples to demonstrate the value of protective moves and keeping all the stones nicely connected. 

A small set of useful examples on some simple tesujis will allow you to learn a couple of valuable tricks to master the art of making a solid shape. 

This is an experimental mini-course made in the form of a screencast. We’ve added a bit of magic to it and we hope you like it. Enjoy!

Suitable for: 15–5 kyu

Course Contents

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Teacher

Alexey Nechaev 4d

Playing Go since 2005 and teaching it for the last 10 years. Alexey was a student of Sergei Mezhov and he values Go as a multidimensional art of the mind.

$9.90
Premium members can get up to 100% discount on this course.

Course Includes

3 Lessons
4 Quizzes
~ 55 min

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Posted 2 months ago

I have watched this course muted with subtitles. Thus, it felt more like reading a book. But the interactive exercises are better than a book, of course. It gives a good idea of situations, where defensive moves or sacrifices strengthen your position. They should be helpful for many kyu players. It is difficult to extract general rules. It is more giving some ideas of good defensive thinking.

Posted 2 months ago

The course contains some very valuable input, but stumbles over unclear progression and a wide difficulty gap, as it has less content than other courses on the platform. The course is absolutely worth doing and contains some highly relevant concepts, but if you are a lower Kyu level, you will need to put some extra work in to find an understanding of the mentioned topics.

Posted 2 months ago

Interesting subject but... I don't know, something is missing. And please when it's in Russian, use the dubbing.

Posted 2 months ago

I thought the cast worked well! It was a wonderful little course because these basic tesuji are so easy to miss. Players get to a certain level and they start thinking of overcomplicated moves and they think a tesuji requires reading 20 moves ahead, but no! A simple descent or a small retreat are also tesuji. These are foundational ideas and I agree that mastering them will elevate your game.

Posted 3 months ago

The screencast method, I think works well, I do prefer the real board, but would not begrudge more courses like this if it makes production easier. Alexey has a nice calm style However despite the content being sound, the course is simply too short and fails to deliver on its premise 'how tesuji work.' What we get are a handful of examples of two types of tesuji, no broader understanding of tesuji

Posted 3 months ago

It's a mini course on the importance of flexible shape and some tesuji that can help achieving it in certain situations. Short and focused but not as well structured as many other courses here, it's definitely worth a watch if you have gold+ membership but I'm not sure I'd recommend purchasing it otherwise as other high tier courses have much better cost/benefit.

Posted 3 months ago

The screencast works well for explaining but lacks the texture and sound of a real board, which I really enjoy in the other courses. Also a very short course and a lot of defensive Tesuji I felt. Still useful stuff though!

Posted 3 months ago

It's essentially a 40 minute video with some go problems on shape and reasons for playing solidly. + The problem prompts are nice as always - It is not really a course in any way that one has come to expect from this platform. - The level of reading expected varies widely by problem, adding to the feeling of lack of structure.

Posted 1 month ago

Это скорее небольшой набор задач с комментариями автора, чем курс. Для моего уровня он не подошёл, не всё было понятно.

Posted 1 month ago

Хороший курс, правда короткий ;(

Posted 2 months ago

Отличный мини-курс в виде скринкаста👍. На все 100% соответствует заявленному резюме☝️. Жду продолжения темы данного курса.🤔 Преподавателюю благодарность за науку! 🤗🤝

Posted 2 months ago

Я ждал этот курс, надеясь, что это будет сборник видео уроков с обучением методики расчета тесудзи, задачами, что-то в духе книги В.Шикшина "Теория и практика форм". В результате получился сборник задач, решать которые помогает преподаватель. Ставлю 3 звезды, очень слабый курс по сравнению с курсами Вадима, Мэттью и Александра.

Posted 2 months ago

На мой вкус отличный курс, похож на небольшой интерактивный задачник по тесуджи. Можно быстро пройти и надеюсь, что и удастся легко применить знания на практике (это часть за мой уже) ))

Posted 3 months ago

Хороший курс, но хотелось бы подлиннее и с более продуманной структурой.

Posted 3 months ago

Как и все что на данной площадке курс - топ. который в моем случае-надо будет посмотреть несколько раз, чтобы точно укрепилось в навыках игры.

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