Probing Moves: from Standard to Impossible

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Subtitles EnRu

Let's learn how to ask your opponent questions with your moves.


Probing Moves or yosu-miru is one of the more advanced skills in Go. We use these moves to ask our opponent how he wants to respond, and depending on his answer we build our future strategy. In this course Alexander will show you some standard probes that you can use in your own games right away. When you are done with the basics, you will see some unusual probing move examples from professional games.

Suitable for: 6k–5d. Yosu-miru is a challenging dan-level technique. However, SDK players who are striving to get stronger will also find many useful and inspiring things here.

We also recommend watching these two interviews with Alexander: FIRST and SECOND.

All the lessons of this course have English voiceover! The voiceover switch is under the video in each lesson.


Alexander Dinerstein 3p

Professional Go player from the Korean Baduk Association. 7-time European champion.

Trial Lesson
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Course Includes

9 Lessons
8 Quizzes
~ 2 hours


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Posted 12 months ago

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. The explanations were clear and the examples practical and helpful. This is such a rewarding course, I think it requires a few views, not just one. When your done, if you didn't think so before, you will now have a great appreciation of the flux that can happen in a game of go. Let your skill level rise as you needle points or whole territories away with yosu-miru

Posted 1 year ago

Fantastic course that hugely inspired me and allows me to look at Go and the resulting board positions in a completely new way. I am far from using it properly and will end up making many mistakes, but I am seriously amazed and baffled that in just 2 hours, this course managed to turn my view on my own playstyle completely upside down. (5k)

Posted 1 year ago

Another great course, like the course about Attachment, at my level (SDK) I need to review it a lot of time to really use it properly, but the more I review it the more I like it. 😊 I really hope that we can have a Dub in English soon for this course. Maybe It might be useful to have a quick resume after the standards part of all possible Yosu-miru move for each shape. Thank you so much.

Posted 1 year ago

This is a very informative and interesting course; if not the best, then one of the best courses on this platform.

Posted 1 month ago

Великолепный курс. Мастер-класс по технике игы и расчету высочайшего класса. Четко, подробно и доступным языком. Спасибо Александру.

Posted 4 months ago

Прекрасный курс, увидел игру для себя с новой стороны. Большое спасибо!

Posted 4 months ago

Спасибо! Очень мощно)))

Posted 10 months ago

Александр, большое спасибо за курс! Действительно, эти приемы раскрывают еще один уровень Го, сложный и увлекательный поиск уместных вопросов, заданных в территории противника. И как не отвечай на них, все равно есть к чему придраться )) Техники мастерские, 4дан+ )

Posted 11 months ago

Спасибо за курс искусных проверочных ходов с примерами из партий профессионалов и интереснейших по динамике квизов!

Это очень мощный насыщенный курс от Александра 💪 После его изучения го открылось с новой стороны, как глоток свежего воздуха:) Очень много примеров из партий и отличные квизы 👍 Ребята, делаете побольше курсов такого полезного формата. Большинство курсов классные, но этот особенно порадовал;)

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