“Do you think this exchange is good for you?”

I wrote a new article/lesson titled “Do you think this exchange is good for you?”

It is based on the commentary that Cho Seokbin (ex-insei in Korea, now living in Germany; he is currently on a Go tour in the US) made for the decisive game in the Cherry Blossom Seattle Go Tournament

The title – “Do you think this exchange is good for you?” – seems to be one of Seokbin’s favorite questions during game commentaries.

This is a great question to ask before every move we want to play: just consider what is the opponent’s most logical response to our intended move, and ask ourselves: “Is this exchange good for me?”. This may bring a new perspective on the way we play.

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2 Responses to ““Do you think this exchange is good for you?””

  1. tasuki says:

    A very cool commentary indeed. It seems that we should force Seok to comment more games instead of letting him show joseki all the time ;-)

  2. Sorin says:

    Yes, Tasuki – I definitely second that motion :-)