February is fast approaching. My Yunguseng record for January was just OK, 2-3 so I’ll be staying in League G. In most of the reviews In-seong continues to emphasize that I need to play more quickly. My opening intuition is fine and I should trust my instincts, but my slow play means I’m not learning enough about all the opportunities present in the middle game. Habits are hard to break, but I really am trying. I got more than 50 games in this month across KGS, IGS, Tygem and Fox.

After having lost many fast games on Tygem against supposedly weaker players it’s clear that my teacher’s assessment is right on the mark. I don’t know how long it will take for me to really break through but on the bright side I’m starting to have a lot more fun playing Go.