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I play on KGS as Icepick. I'm currently rated around 8k.

I'm fortunate that I'm able play and learn in person with the TwinCitiesGoClub.

My tartrate number is 4: tartrate - Zerokun - JVD - yugidragon - Icepick

My Shusaku number is 6 Shusaku - Iwasaki Kenzo - Honinbo Shusai - Iwamoto Kaoru - James Kerwin - Dave R - Icepick.

Major milestones:

4-1-3 -- I beat a 1d+ with a 9 stone handicap for the first time. Very happy about that.

9-11-3 -- One year of playing on the KGS server. 11k

You can reach me at or visit my homepage at [ext]

Go books completed, in order:

Learn to Play Go Series
Second Book of Go
Attack and Defense
Opening Theory Made Easy
How to Play Handicap Go
The Endgame
[ext] Shape Up!
Life and Death
Appreciating Famous Games
The 1971 Honinbo Tournament

In progress: Invincible The Games Of Shusaku

On deck:

So far, all have been pretty good. I found the Learn to Play Go series a little content light, but a good introduction to many topics. I think that Tesuji has improved me the most, simply because it forced me to improve my reading ability.

I found Appreciating Famous Games slow going. It was hard to follow without having a board or SGF reader handy to follow the variations. While reading The 1971 Honinbo Tournament, I was better able to mentally follow along. A sign I'm getting better?

Invincible will take me a while. Lately I've tried to strike a balance between reading about go, playing go, and everything else. It seems to be working.

Icepick last edited by Icepick on May 7, 2004 - 20:32
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