Describe BobWhoosta here.
I have been playing Go for about 1 1/2 years, and my rank is still going up. I am currently 2k, and at my current level of understanding I expect to top out around 1d in rank on KGS. I hope to continue studying during that time, maybe even get some lessons to help focus my play and eliminate my mistakes.
I will describe my play: I love influence, and will often give corners away like Candy. I play almost exclusively double 4-4, and love it when my opponent thinks that by taking every available bit of territory he is somehow "ahead". My favorite games are when I go from 10 points to 85 in a single, blazing attack that doesn't kill anything. Of course this "global" strategy has one problem: it doesn't always work!!! In fact, I'll blow an entire game on a single misread. Still learning...
Just finished a teaching game with MXHero (KGS 4d), and I got the awesomest advice EVER:
MX: You need to overplay more.
MX: You play so well against normal play, my feeling is that you simply cannot punish overplay correctly. When your opponents come in too deep, or play a move they shouldn't, and things get crazy, you don't do so well...
MX: So if you overplay, you can watch your opponents punish you, then use that in your games later. It's a learning experience.
Bob: MX, you'll be proud, after our conversation I lost EVERY game!!!
MX: Great, good job!!!
Phelan: Heheh, awesome advice! XD
bacteria: That's actually not bad advice, but during that time you should have played games that don't count against rank :).