I started playing Go in 2005. I improved steadily for a time, then plateaued around 8 kyu for a couple years. (Life got in the way of studying and I hardly played, apart from a couple tournaments.)
I would like to improve my game, so I thought a good first step would be to revisit some of the books that I read once upon a time. Perhaps organising the information online would help me keep track of what I’ve learned so far and decide where to go next….
If someone is reading this who is not me, please remember that I am a relatively weak player. I suppose some reading suggestions might be useful, but I don’t have a solid overview of all available books. These posts reflect what I’ve stumbled upon in my personal endeavors to become stronger, and are often quite biased towards what I perceive as my weaknesses.
Unless I am directly quoting, I am paraphrasing or interpreting what I am reading, so please take with a shaker full of salt! Of course, any mistakes are mine, not the authors’. I welcome any corrections.
I am a member of the BGA and currently play on KGS as Ing. (It’s short for my name – when I first started playing, I didn’t know about ‘the’ Ing!) I also enjoy playing in the occasional UK or European pair go tournament.