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Where I Live and Play
My name is Josh Larson.
Trying to Improve My Game
Memorizing Pro Games
Currently I've found pro game memorization to be useful for improving my play. This seems to work best with a companion to play the moves of the other color.
Memorizing games that have additional analysis has been especially useful, as first I memorize the game. Then, I play through (with a companion) and try to imagine possible variations. Often variations I try are mentioned in the analysis. This has been much more rewarding than simply reading the analysis passively.
Usually my whole-game retention lasts only a few days. However I generally retain the fuseki for quite a while. This is also especially helpful as I believe most of my games are won/lost in the fuseki.
Playing Stronger Fuseki
(Clearly I make mistakes throughout the game, but playing a strong fuseki generally induces my opponent to make more mistakes than I do)
Reading 'Get Strong' Books
Otherwise I've embarked upon the 'Get Strong' series (not the parodies). Currently working through 'Get Strong at Joseki' & 'Get Strong at the Opening' both borrowed from scotth.
My Library Contents
Go Books in my Library (and who currently is borrowing them):
Life and Death
Attack and Defence
Whole Board Thinking in Joseki I
Whole Board Thinking in Joseki II
Strategic Concepts of Go
The Chinese Opening (The Sure-Win Strategy) Masao Kato
Dictionary of Basic Joseki I
Dictionary of Basic Joseki II
Dictionary of Basic Joseki III
The Nihon Ki-in Small Encyclopedia: Fuseki Volume II
How to Win a Won Game
Rescue and Capture
Learn to Play Go vol IV: Battle Strategies
The Direction of Play
Get Strong at Attacking
Position Judgement High-Speed Game Analysis
Get Strong at Joseki
Get Strong at Invading
Other Books I've Read
Books outside my library I've managed to scavenge (borrow) and read:
The Great Joseki Debates
How to Play Handicap Go
Appreciating Famous Games
Get Strong at the Opening
Get Strong at Joseki I