Four questions for everyone

  Difficulty: Introductory   Keywords: MiddleGame, Strategy, Proverb

Four questions to decide your strategy

1.Do you have a weak group?
If yes, reinforce it.
2.Does your opponent have a weak group?
If yes, plan to attack it.
3.Can you make a big territorial move?
If yes, do it.
4.Could your opponent make a big territorial move or does s/he have a big territory?
Try to prevent, destroy or reduce it with appropriate measures.

Go through these questions in that order 1-2-3-4!

(NB: The idea for this 4 questions comes from Gerald Westhoff, 6 dan (EUR). He deserves much credit for constantly teaching children classes and other beginners)

Bonobo: Thanks for these!

Gerald once visited me and explained these questions to me, later I made this flowchart to give to the kids in the local school’s “Go Workshop” that I instructed.

Flowchart for Gerald Westhoff’s “Four Questions To Decide A Strategy”


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Four questions for everyone last edited by on April 10, 2017 - 01:31
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