I create/created this list using two sources
- The lessons or books of strong teachers.
- The bad tendencies that are revealed in my games by review.
The idea is to have a list to use during games, where each
move I ask each question. The list should also be used in doing problems, and in reviews of games. Used often enough items in this list becomes instinctive.
Who has a favorable board?
- What is the balance of territory?
- What is the balance of potential territory?
- What is the balance of power?
- How are my groups?
- How are my opponents groups?
- Is the group unconditionally alive?
- If it is not, how many options does it have?
- Is it important?
- Does it have any weaknesses?
- If I need to, can I give up a part?
- Which of each players groups is the weakest?
How can I effectively attack?
- How am I weak?
- How to play so that I do not expose my weakness?
- How to play so that I protect my weakness?
- How can I attack so that I make territory?
- How can I attack severely?
What is the biggest point?
What is the quality of the move?
- Am I creating a family feud?
- Can I capture with a snapback?
- Am I leaving aji?
- Does this sequence end in sente or gote?
- Is my move double edged?
- Is my move crude?
- Is my move aji keshi?
- Is my move a needless atari or peep?
Do I have a plan?
- Am I well balanced high vs low?
- Is the plan still viable?
- Is the plan flexible?
- Have I commited to the kill?