Typical Mistakes 2.0

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The last kyu-level barriers

We have completed a huge task of searching and choosing the absolute best (worst?) mistakes that secretly plague most kyu players’ games. Tactical mistakes, strategic mistakes, psychological mistakes — this course will help you get rid of possibly the last remaining shackles that slow you down on your way to 1 dan.

This is a direct sequel to the course Typical Mistakes That Wouldn’t Let Us Get Better.

Suitable for: 12–1 kyu

A huge thanks to: Alexander Dinerstein for helping with examples for the course and Marina Ismail-Akhunova for designing the Nutcracker.


Vadim Efimenko 4d

Amateur Go player and nerdy Go research aficionado. Co-founder of Go Magic.
Not enough magic? Vadim offers Go lessons

Trial Lesson
Premium members can get up to 100% discount on this course.

Course Includes

11 Lessons
11 Quizzes
~ 3 hours


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Posted 3 days ago

Fun to watch and educational, easily to follow. Would recommend this to any kyu player!

Posted 2 weeks ago

Excellent course!

Posted 3 weeks ago

This course helps guide your focus when looking for the next big move. I fall into the trap of making common mistakes when the next move isn’t clear. The ideas in this course will help me avoid some of these common mistakes.

Posted 5 months ago

Very useful and practical course. The errors presented here are much less straightforward than in the first course. I will definitely need to revisit it later. And yes, like all other Vadim's courses, this one is very exciting.

Posted 6 months ago

This Course is absolutely nice! great work by Vadim!

Posted 7 months ago

Great followup to the original mistakes course with more difficult mistakes to be aware of. Thought the animated character and the bloopers at the ends were a nice touch. Will revisit as I grow in strength.

Posted 7 months ago

extremely comprehensive course. Retake it later.

Posted 8 months ago

Beautifully crafted, lots to learn, great to watch more than just once. Entertaining while produced with a great aesthetic style. I mean, these are the best go courses I have ever seen. Thanks so much.

Posted 9 months ago

Thank you. You are on target with the typical mistakes I make. Iespecially like the example games you share to illustrate your points. The quizzescould have a few more "open ended" questions where you don't provide the 3-4 solutions first.

Posted 9 months ago

I have been a 3 kyu for several years, and would be really happy to reach dan level. However, I think that many parts of the course didn't make me stronger, because I knew them already. Though, there were a few lessons which pinpointed at some remaining weaknesses, which don't let me improve. I guess, this is reasonable, since the course is directed to all kyu levels. I don't regret the investment

Posted 9 months ago

Very well done! Nice AHA moments. Great course in covering all important areas.

Posted 10 months ago

Very good course that targets a specific go player audience. As it focusses on some very common do's and don'ts, you will likely have already understood these concepts if you are 5k or better. It can still offer a nice refresher, but for 15k-5k, this course is a very well presented gold mine of knowledge, fitting quizzes and is able to make some daunting concepts easy enough to understand.

Posted 11 months ago

This might just be my favorite course so far and that bar is pretty high. It tackles several critical points of improvement for SDK and higher DDK in a clear and pleasant style backed by plenty of examples and quizzes. While I knew some of the concepts presented already this course really helps refreshing and reinforcing that acquired knowledge... I'll go through it again in the future for sure.

Posted 11 months ago

Vadim, congratulations for another great course, I really enjoy your stile of teaching, I did learn a lot, the mix of your explanations with good humor, very accurate analogies and problem solving is very engaging. Please keep the good work!!

Posted 11 months ago

I think that this is an excellent course for all single digit kue players. The problems are excellent. It's worth watching twice for both the problems and Vadim's exposition.

Posted 11 months ago

Great course! The editing is great, and Vadim explains complex concepts in a very simple and structured way.

Posted 1 year ago

Great course with a lot of valuable information. A long road to understand all that concepts. You probably should take your time and pass through it slowly and even may be several times.

Posted 1 year ago

Such a nice course with tons of useful information for all kyu players! With great graphics and awesome Nutcracker. Hope you praised him with some delicious nuts for this course? Sets of go problems are there after each section to check the knowledge - very useful, each proper move and mistakes are explained. I'd add even a few more problems to quizzes.

Posted 1 year ago

Wonderful, of course! These are succinct and well explained principals that will help people become more aware of the simple things they can fix to improve their game. Of course, Go is complex and has complex issues, so why should the simple matters get in the way? They shouldn't, and Vadim is here to teach you how to stay clean of the fray and save your precious brain-juice for the real problems

Posted 1 year ago

Another great course by Vadim. I think TM 3.0 will be there before I kill all these mistakes, but who knows... Road to be a dan player with the basics. Thanks and please give us more courses 🙂

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