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.
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Trial Lesson
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Course Includes

11 Lessons
11 Quizzes
~ 3 hours


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46 Reviews
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Posted 3 weeks ago

Another immensely helpful course. Many thanks!

Posted 1 month ago

There was so much fantastic content in this course I will likely retake it again soon!

Posted 3 months ago

It is very helpful and fun!

Posted 3 months ago

Explained in very simple and easy to understand way.

Posted 4 months ago


Posted 5 months ago

Looking over the content list, I wasn't expecting much, but as always, GM has a way of reaching many skill lvls in their vids. Most of this course is about thinking before you play & opponent's reaction. The Aji lesson is a good breach into the Probing&Attachment courses. Lssn lengths are thicc so lots of thorough content. Also, the Nutcracker(odd mascot choice) is growing on me & got a few laughs

Posted 6 months ago

Definitely some useful things in this course, which I will try to internalise and then use in my games. On the whole, very good, with the typical high quality production that we've come to know and expect from the Go Magic team.

Posted 7 months ago

This course was helpful. I know that I make a ton of these mistakes in most of my games. The First Act was easier to follow than the Second Act. The chapter on Aji was by far the most difficult for me to understand. Guess I need more practice!

Posted 7 months ago

Everything was great except the lesson on shape. Instead of a lecture about good and bad shape, it was a music video of different shapes dancing around the board. I paid for this course thinking I would learn about shape, but I couldn't really learn anything from that video. Then after no explanation of good or bad shape, there was still a quiz at the end.

Posted 8 months ago

Entertaining and instructive. It would be great to have even more exercises.

Posted 9 months ago

Artık daha az hata yapacağım.

Posted 9 months ago

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

Posted 9 months ago

Excellent course!

Posted 10 months 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

This Course is absolutely nice! great work by Vadim!

Posted 1 year 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 1 year ago

extremely comprehensive course. Retake it later.

Posted 1 year 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 1 year 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.

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