: Re: anti-basic instinct
(2007-08-02 23:30) [#3703]
Part of reasons of those poor play is that these beginner players don't have "better idea". So, though explaining why such play is bad and vulgar is surely helpful but, often not sufficient.
some of recommendable ways to fix those vulgar moves is
1) to have them replay first 30~50 moves of several pro games, and discuss about the games with them.
2) to present several basic hoshi josekis and discuss about it with them. Using some basic josekis as teaching material of shape and Haengma is a commmon teaching method.
3) of course, to discuss(review) their own games, pointing their mistakes is also quite good.
Talking about the third way (review of their own games) a bit more,
Teaching these beginners is a very tough job. Not because they have little ideas of Go, but mainly because they have too much their own wrong ideas of Go. (As a human, no matter how weak they are, they must have some theories to guide their playes, consciously or subconsciously. without it, playing a game is not possible)
In 15kyu games, almost every move is a mistake (aroused from their own wrong Go theories)
The problem is, it's not practical, also not useful to try pointing out them all, and fix them.
So, My persional suggestion is to pick up just 3~5 (at most 7) short local sequences from a game which you want to point, and fix, and discuss about them .
I say again, at most...7 short local sequencs.