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    01.06.2021: Rating reset and prizes for the first 10 places.

    Placements for April 2021:
    #1 Fupfv 3300
    #2 Andrey 3200
    #3 borsky50 3112
    #4 kosic 3085
    #5 rominokun 3082
    #6 gura 3067
    #7 Sadaharu 3063
    #8 aesalon 3007
    #9 bagelfan 2965
    #10 Korablik 2961

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    New Collection: Diabolical

    "Diabolical" is a life and death training book. The content has been uploaded by the original author David Mitchell (DaviidM). Each problem consists of a whole board position with multiple groups whose status is in question. To succeed you need to find the unsettled position. Killing a dead group or living with a live group is a wasted move and a failure. You might have never seen this type of tsumego!

    Diabolical on Tsumego Hero


    Tsumego Hero Videos

    Video by Daniel ML
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    All Episodes
    E1: Tsumego Hero 1 : Hard Mode
    E2: Tsumego Hero 2 : Extra Life
    E3: Tsumego Hero 3 : Hero Rising

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    10. May 2021

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    Hero Powers

    Sprint Sprint (Level 20)
    Double XP for 2 minutes on all solved problems.

    Sprint Intuition (Level 30)
    Shows the first correct move.

    Sprint Rejuvenation (Level 40)
    Restores health, Intuition and locks.

    Sprint Refinement (Level 100 or Premium)
    Gives you a chance to solve a golden tsumego.

    Problem Colors

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    You haven't seen this problem.

    Visited Visited
    You have seen this problem, but not solved.

    Solved Solved
    You solved this problem.

    Locked Locked
    This problem is locked for today. Problems get locked when a player misplays and has no more hearts left.

    Half XP Half XP
    This problem gives half XP. It becomes available one week after the first solution.

    Golden Golden
    This is a golden tsumego. It gives eight times more XP than usual. If you fail, it disappears.


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    Problem Database Size


    Tsumego Hero is only in constant good shape, because there were users who helped creating the files for the problems. If you want to do some tsumego training and at the same time help the website by creating files, please message me. Help is much appreciated.

    All contributors are listed here: Authors


    We are looking for more admins who can confidently answer comments in the discuss area. Ideally, there is a small group of active or semi-active admins that is interested in discussion, uploading problems or creating new collections. Let me know if you would like to be on the productive side of Tsumego Hero. (me@joschkazimdars.com)

    Guide To Become Strong

     by Benjamin Teuber 6 Dan

    Many times I hear questions and requests like "How can I become strong?" or "My Go lacks this or that. Please teach me how to be better at it!". In general, I think many people overestimate the role of a Go-Teacher. Of course, it's very important to play and analyze with stronger players too, but still the teacher is not everything. Most of the learning consists of exploring Go for yourself, and not by having every single move explained. Actually, most part of my study in Japan did not consist of being taught by pros, but of studying by myself. One big point of being next to professionals was that they explained how to do this.

    For you, these lines mean that you don't have to go to Japan or find a 6-Dan teacher to become incredibly strong!!! Instead, if you are ambitious, you just have to know what to do by yourself. This is why I decided to write this small tutorial.

    How to become strong (in order of importance)

    1.Play, play, play - the stronger your opponent the better for you
    2. Do Tsumego in the right way continuously. Maybe this seems to be boring for you at first, but you'll see how much fun it is once you start. It's very important how to do so!
    3.Analyze your games with other players (as above, the stronger the better) - best would be to found a private study group (ten eyes will find more than two or four...)
    4.Do Tsumego
    5.If you like, repeat and learn some pro games
    6.More Tsumego
    7.If you have some interesting book about fuseki, joseki, shape, endgame or whatever, read it if you enjoy - but don't spend too much time with it
    8.If you still have time left, how about a few tsumego-problems?