With on and off play and study I’ve finally reached single digit kyu status in the IGS (Internet Go Server). Lately I’ve been able to attack my opponents very strongly with good results, but I nearly failed in my last game because of my aggression. I feel like I’m understanding more about attack and defense, but my reading the situation ahead is sometimes lacking. There is still much to learn and utilize, so I will continue to play and study to reach my next goal (reach the rank of 1 dan).
I’ve kind of abandoned the KGS (Kiseido Go Server), because I usually prefer the default time settings of IGS. There also seems to be an overabundance of blitz games on KGS (games where you only get a small amount of time per move), which I don’t play. I believe I could benefit from such games, but I have yet to try putting myself in that situation. Since there are so many blitz games it makes it harder to find someone willing to play a slower paced game where you have more time to think things through.
Another reason why I’ve been playing on IGS is because I’ve heard that the players are relatively stronger than an equal ranked person on KGS.
Here’s the game which I was afterwards promoted: