When people play go, they always focus on style, stratagy, skill, etc. As many of you know, emotions play a major part in the result of your game. To play a well blaanced emotional game, you must be calm. Achieving calmness before a game and during games are topics lightly discussed.
When I play go, I don't like playing on the internet. My reason is because I can't control my emotions. I always mess up my thinking with my chaotic emotions. During games, I close my eyes and take deep breaths, but my body constantly shakes inside and outside. I can never calm down before or during a game so I have two questions open for discussion.
1. How can you walk into a game with an emotion of pure calmness?
2. In the game, if you reach an unbalance in calmness, how do you calm down?
Charles For my most serious games, I found the answers were: no coffee at all; sip water.