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Thanks for your videos.
Nick Reply:November 15th, 2009 at 1:40 pm
Will you do life and death problems?
I was wondering when you were going to make your own website 🙂 I love the look of it.
Thanks for the free videos; they are very informative. Your English is very good, too.
Nice work Countsheep! I subscribed and am looking forward to more great videos! Thanks!
Subscribed, keep making more. This is goin’ in the right direction, i can see it. This website will get big and will get noticed by the AGA and the European GO Association. Keep it up.
These videos are nice brain-food for contemplation.
In video Go-E03, minutes 6:25 ff, I pondered also about a horse-jump or equivalent to I6,
making an extension into the center, thereby stabilising it a bit in black’s surroundings,
and also attacking the l3 left black stones a bit.
After a wD6 – bD5 exchange, black should reinforce with shape F7 or so.
If not, a white cut at E6 could start.
THERAFTER, I would have contemplated about the biggest move on the upper edge.
This would follow the principle ‘urgent moves before big ones’.
That the players didn’t follow this motto, indicates that the 2 white stones are not so weak
(possibility to extension on the right, kosumi on the left + jump into the center),
rather light, perhaps.
Black could try to press from above, neglect white’s answer (taking eventually sente below) and increase moyo.
Ach, just brainstorming …..
Thank you for the website !
great idea !
a plus will be to have a selection by language, and a search engine….
nevermind, i post to support your website.
see you soon on Godiscussions.com !
Great site. I really like your video’s. I am subscribed!
Excellent site, advertising excellent videos! 🙂 Thank you so much for all this hard work!
I am learning a lot of fun things from your videos!! Please keep it up :D.
Hey, great site! I was wondering when the next episode of “10 Minute Go” would come. Thank you for all of your work.
Thank you for your awesome videos. Keep up the good work. It would be fun to learn more about who you are.
i put a little advertisement on SL (http://senseis.xmp.net/?GocommentaryCom). thank you for your effort!
Great page! Please keep up the good work, it is really helpful and fun to watch.
Your work is amazing! Keep up the great work!
I really like your videos and website – especially your commentaries on the great games. I wondered if you could choose a game with Takamiya Masaki to comment upon at some point. I think his cosmic style makes for very entertaining games.
Quite excellent videos, hope you’ll keep them coming.
Tapir: I added a link to the game records I put up on Senseis. You can find them here: http://senseis.xmp.net/?GreatestGamesEverPlayed
Thank you for making these great videos! Please keep up the good work. 🙂
The videos are excellent.
Thank you very much.
I appreciate all the time you put into this. Very enjoyable, thank you for your gifts to the go community.
Thank you for your videos, they are great 😀
Thanks! I hope this keeps growing.
I already learnt a lot.
Nice videos, I learned a lot even on my level 🙂
By the way,
Maybe you are interested in new readers. We can make a small trade – I will tell about your website in Goama magazine (5000 subscribers) and you will put GoSensations.com banner (Sensei Library size) in return.
Let me know, if you like this idea
I just discovered your site, it is great, I am going to watch all the videos. Thank you very much for your help to all of us who keep looking for good lessons anywhere, keep it up.
Hello, your comments are realyy nice but I have a problem to subscribe. My mailbox receives a bad-formated message and I can’t log in. Is there a way to subscrive though
countsheep Reply:October 20th, 2009 at 9:09 pm
I have added your email manually and you will receive future newsletters.
If you have any further questions, please write to me(contact#gocommentary.com (replace # with @)) or leave a message here.
Very nice commentary, took me some time to get used to your accent, but then i was able to understand you quite well, maybe try to speak a little slower in the future, then it would be easier to follow.
Hope you will comment more games soon, already waiting :)!
So whens the next video coming out? been watnig for an eternity… 🙂
And thanks for a grea site, and greetings from Finland!
thank you so much. and i’m a big fan. i would like to play baduk with you one day. on tygem or kgs. if you have cyberoro im sure i can arrange to play on there too. i feel playing you would benefit me much. and to see how you play is another form of pleasure. then seeing you comment on other’s play. but thank you much.
thank you alot for spending your time for these wonderful videos.
This realy helps and is fun to watch.
Thank you for this very cool videos!
Please go on!
I get this error when I try to subscribe:
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countsheep Reply:October 20th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
Sorry I got something wrong with my website and I’m trying to fix that.
I have added your email manually and you will receive future newsletters.
I have updated my guest book program and now one can reply on any exist comments. So I can reply your comments in time in the future.
Thanks for your compliments, thank you so much.
Thank you very much for these awesome videos! Keep up the good work, they are very fun to watch and learn.
Interpreting dead philosophers. ,
Thank you very much for putting your time and effort into producing such nice Go videos for the internet Go community.
My favourites are the “Greatest Games Ever Played” series, but all of your work is interesting and useful.
Your video of the sunset in Tài Shān was nice; I haven’t been to that mountain (yet) but I climbed Huángshān and toured the nearby area at the end of 2007.
very very good website
so much apriciated by many go players, thnx
give your website in youtube description, it will help : )
countsheep Reply:November 14th, 2009 at 9:47 pm
thx for your advice:)
Thank you so much for my new favorite website! The commented games are excellent, making difficult things easy to understand even for weak players like me. I also have to praise you for picking such interesting games to comment, I think my favorite is Go Seigen vs Fujisawa Kuranosuke, but they are all great.
Your hard work and effort is highly appreciated, please keep it up! 🙂
Thank you very much for making this site!
hi! can you add rss feed to track new videos?
countsheep Reply:November 14th, 2009 at 9:51 pm
It’s more convenient to subscribe my newsletter:
The website already has rss feed. It’s on the lower-right corner, the link “Entries and Comments”.
Thank you very for your go videos. I have gotten hours of enjoyment and instruction from them.
Thank you for your videos. Your comments are great. Your english is ok enough so that we can understand it. Really a good work, congratulations.
Thanks for your videos. Very clear thougths.
Thank you for your videos.
I finally discovered a nice way to follow go lessons, and to appreciate famous go games (as Ohira-sensei would say 🙂
I found your comments quite balanced: not too much nor too few; not too detailed nor too laconic.
Quite perfect for my level (about 4-kyu).
I will surely promote your site among my go-mates…
PS: if am I not too curious: where do you live and what is your level ?
countsheep Reply:November 26th, 2009 at 1:50 pm
Thank you for promote my site 🙂
I live in China. I’m not a pro, Go is my habit, not my profession. I think I’m pretty good among amateur players 🙂
Recently, I found teaching is more interesting than playing, so I got a part-time job, now I’m teaching in a go school.
I did a lot of homework for my commentaries, and my commentaries also based on many pro players’ research achievements. So from the point of content, I can say the level of my commentaries is “absolutely professional” 🙂
Thanks for creating these game reviews. I really enjoyed the way you presented the game. I look forward to watching more of your reviews of the greatest Go games.
I love this site, your videos are very well done and your commentary is concise and extremely informative.
Thank you for all of your work
A fantastic analysis of Huang Longshi v Jiang Tiyuan. These old Chinese games are too often neglected by modern players, but these great masters of the past can teach us a lot about powerful attacking and strategy. Thank you and please produce more videos!
Thanks so much for these videos. The game commentaries are excellent. The games themselves are exciting ones, and your commentary brings out the meaning of the fighting. Seeing the tesuji’s emerging from the contest (including the possibilities that were not actually played) is very helpful for someone trying to understand how to combine strategy and tactics.
Your love of the game comes thru very clearly. In your tribute to Shuko you praise his contributions to go in China. I think your English language videos are also making a fine contribution to the development of the game in the West.
this is an excellent web site…
One idea. You might consider commenting a kyu game — say around 6-7 k. I think stronger players could benefit as well from your review, and, of course, the kyu players.
countsheep Reply:November 26th, 2009 at 1:28 pm
There were thousands of wrong strategies, you can’t learn all of them. But you can learn the right one. My advice is: learn the top players’ games. At the beginning you may not know why they played like that. But after some time, you will get the feelings of the shape, the method of calculation, and the way how to arrange the whole board.
Hello, and thank you very much for the videos wich helped me to improve my go.
I have a question about the answer given in the video 4. If white approach the black corner with a keima kakari isn’t it a bit passive of black to play on the 4-2 point ? I was told that black should make a leaning attack, playing a tsuke above the approaching stone so he can attack the withe group on the right side.
I apologize for my poor English.
countsheep Reply:November 26th, 2009 at 1:19 pm
Obviously, w has advantages on the upper-right area. W has 4 stones while b has 2, and w’s upper-left corner is very solid too.
In Chinese go theory, there were “ten golden rules”. The tenth rule is: look for peace, avoid fighting in an isolated or weak situation.
When you want to fight, you must fight at the place which you have advantages. In this situation, b wants to fight at the lower half of the board, not the upper half.
If b’s upper-right corner can’t make a life locally, w will chase b and get influence in the center.
So to play on the 4-2 point is not passive. It’s a proper move.
Those are the best go commentaries I’ve ever seen. I’ve watched all of them and can’t wait to see more. Awesome work!
One of the best go sites.
I’ve been looking for something just like this website. Thanks for doing this!
I like what you are doing. Your videos are very informative. Thank you so much for the explanations, and keep up the good work =)
hello, i really enjoy the video’s you’ve made, i was wondering if you could make a series of video’s about how to think globally and locally in certain positions, i know it would be hard, but since i love the quality of your video’s and im sure other people have the same problem, it might be a good series, though if you decide not too it’s fine too! email me if you wish. it would be great to talk sometime. 🙂
countsheep Reply:February 24th, 2010 at 10:01 am
Ok, I will have a try.
Hello, I discovered your website and your commented video on youtube. I consider your idea a great one. I know that in Korea and Japan there are at television commented programmes around go/baduk, but we that are living in Europe (I live in Italy, in Rome) have no chance to have a master go player explaining us the beauty and beautifulness of this incredible board game. I personally consider go the best game human being never created. I hope you reach success with this initiative and I will suggest your website and videos to all people loving this game I know.
You ask for some suggestion. I would like to see go popularity raise in Italy and one of limiting factor for Italians is the english language. So my suggestion is: make possible to translate your comments in videos and voice-over it or subtitle it with the target language. Maybe there is also a technical way to do this without the duplication of videos saving disk space. Don’t hesitate to write me if you like the idea and you would like to go in deep into this hipotesys.
countsheep Reply:February 24th, 2010 at 9:41 am
Thanks for your advice. I’m considering for making subtitles. I will contact you.
I saw your videos on http://www.EuroGoTV.com. Are you working together?
countsheep Reply:February 24th, 2010 at 9:58 am
No, we are not working together 🙂
I love your comments on the videos. They are extremely helpful and insightful.
Could you do more puzzles? I love your website, it is very helpful.
Thanks for your time. Your commetarys are wonderful. Could you do a Takemiya game?
countsheep Reply:February 24th, 2010 at 9:37 am
I will do a Takemiya’s game 🙂
Thank you very much for your great videos!!! When you have time would you please make more 10 min Go videos. We used these at my Go club and they have been very helpful and fun.
First I would like to congratulate you for your english. It is the first time I´m able to hear a professional comentary in a language I understand with no translator. On a second note, I would like to thank you for your effort, I am learning very much from your lectures. I would specially like to thank you for the Huang Longshi game. I have been studying his games since I am a kyu player and never was able to find a commentary. I am tremendously gratefull. I hope someday you can comment on the ancient chinese opening. It seems agressive, but is that necessarily bad? Thank you from Buenos Aires, argentina.
countsheep Reply:February 24th, 2010 at 9:55 am
The ancient Chinese openings is not that bad. They look different just because the rules are different. For instance: in ancient Chinese rules, your real territory = your territory – (the number of your groups X2). Because the ancient Chinese players considered that each group need 2 liberties to make a life, so the 2 liberties can’t be used as territory. So you can see in the ancient Chinese opening, people wanted to separate the opposing groups, so that he can earn 2 points.
Max Reply:June 10th, 2010 at 9:03 pm
This is very interesting. Why this rule has disappiered? It can add more comlecsity to the game.
I love your Videos!
Thank you very much! Please make more videos soon! I know there are hundreds (thousands?! …perhaps) people out there who are waiting for some new go videos of you … just like i do!
Please go on!
Very nice video’s. Understandable, informative and helpful. Please make more soon 🙂
I am eagerly awaiting your next video. I check the page every day. 🙂 Thank you for your excellent work.
Best Go Videos ever, I’ve seen all of them and can’t wait until you make another one. I hope everything is going alright and you can find time to create more of these great videos. Thanks alot.
love your go videos thankyou very much
thank you very much for the go instruction…it is very good and very useful for me
Thx from Poland :] I love your videos!
Thank you for the videos. Nearest AGA club to me is over 5hrs away and your video’s have greatly improved my game which would be very difficult for me otherwise. =)
I have recently started playing seriously again,
and am just wondering, what is your rank?
I’m 5-6D, and I’m learning from your lectures so =)
keep posting more videos!
I’m 2d from indonesia..
I really love your commentary games.. especially huang longshi’s game 😉
i learn a lot from this site.. thanks very much ^^
What a fantastic site.
Excellent games, excellent lessons –
Thank you so much for everything you’ve done here.
I’m 5 kyu from Poland. Thanks for your time and effort. Keep posting, love your comments 🙂
Hi, I am 6k from Czechia. I’ve found your site three days ago and now i’ve already seen all your videos, they’re great and i hope you will add more :). Thank you very much.
hi i just wanted to thank you for putting up those youtube videos of your commentary =)
i hope you will keep on this good work. I really like your comments, because
they are easy to understand and also very detailed.
I really enjoy your videos, so please make some more ^^
Oh and your english is very good. I have no problems to understand you.
This is some pretty good stuff. I am currently a 5k, and your commentaries are really interesting and helpfull. Thank you. Keep posting, cause we love it.
Felix, from Brussels
Hello, it is hard to find good commentaries in an understandable language.
The videos you have produced help me to understand the games much better.
Your English grammar is very good, and with practice pronouncing English becomes easier.
Thank you very much for all the effort you have done for us!
Hello and thanks so much for the videos.
They are helping me a lot, and yes! Your English is very good. I think what you’re doing is amazing. Thanks again!
Murilo, from Brazil.
Thanks for the videos they are very good and I learn a lot. The only comment I would make is that: whilst your english is very good your pronunciation of the players names is very fast and I sometimes struggle to differentiate.
I wish there was more to watch. I love your videos. There are not enough things like this for English speaking players.
Best Go-Videos in the Internet I have seen.
Thanks for your work.
Hope there will come many more Videos.
from Austria, Vienna
Thanks very much for your effort in creating such great videos.
Please continue your well done job 🙂
Koks, Vietnam, vncovay.org
Hi, I really enjoy your lessons. Question please: I live in Northern Virginia, USA. Here only a few people play Go, although there are couple of Go clubs associated with some of the colleges and universities. I know Go is big in Japan (especially for young people following the anime books, “Haraku No Go”, and I understand Go is really a big deal in Korea. In fact the Koreans are winning all sorts of tournaments. How is it in China? Does China have a sort of “Insei” type program for young people to develop Go professionals? How did you learn the game (you sometimes allude to your “teacher” telling you to not play on the 2nd line in the early stages of the game, etc.l). Who taught you? Finally, thanks for showing us occasional films of areas you visit in China. In America we love that stuff! Sayonara
countsheep Reply:June 9th, 2010 at 10:52 am
Thanks for your support. Here are my answers:
1. Go was founded in China. In thousands of years, China has a standard to judge a man/woman if he/she is marked by refinement in taste and manners. That is: to see if he/she has learned the four arts. The four arts are: Qin(a Chinese instrument), Weiqi(Go), calligraphy and painting. Even in today, Go players are respected in China. So do you think it’s ‘a big deal’? 🙂
2. China has ‘Insei’ trainning program. Actually, China has more insei than Korea & Japan.
3. Players have different teachers in different periods. My first teacher is an amatur 5d, and the last one is a 9 dan pro.
thank you very much for all the wisdom you share with the go world!
I always enjoy watching and studying your lessons on youtube!
Thank you for all your hard work. I hope you continue to make videos. Just a few things I would like to see:
1. Can you cover modern title games and championships that recently happen in the world of go? As an American it is hard to keep up to date with this.
2. Subtitiles would increase your viewer base, many Americans have a hard time understanding (I don’t)so this would help yourself and others.
countsheep Reply:June 9th, 2010 at 11:02 am
1. I will make some new videos to cover the latest games and variations. The first one will be released in this month.
2. I know my bad accent (I want to attend a training program to improve it.) I will consider your suggestion, but the problem is I don’t have enough time recently. So maybe later.
Laman Reply:June 16th, 2010 at 3:07 pm
i think your accent is lovely and your english is easily understandable (at least i understand it without problem and i am not fluent english speaker myself). so from my point of view more important is making new videos (as your time allows, of course). i think their quality is very good as it is. although it might be good suggestion for some enthusiastic viewer to make subtitles, you dont have to do everything by yourself
Hello! I am a go beginner and my senpai recommended your videos. They are very well done and useful even for beginners like me. I hope you will have time to keep doing them. Thank you very much for your efforts!
very nice, congratulation !!
I think your vid´s are great 😉
especially the 10 min go
I like to try out things like how to invade this shimari framework (I think it was in vid 04 and 05)
please keep up the work^^
i was wondering if you could perhaps make a vid on a handicap game
perhaps a game you played yourself
what´s actually your rank? 8th dan?
countsheep Reply:August 10th, 2010 at 7:58 pm
There’s a handicap game on my list. I will do that.
Hi, I just wanted to let you know how much I’ve been enjoying watching your videos. Your recent ’21th Century Go’ was amazing. I always wanted a series that is longer than 10 minutes, so that you can explain things in greater detail. It didn’t feel long at all, and I learned very much. I hope that you will continue to create these videos. Right now, you’re by far the best and most prolific English-speaking go commentator with free videos. I’m only a 4d, but I can tell that you are a very good player. Thanks again for your wonderful videos.
countsheep Reply:August 10th, 2010 at 8:03 pm
4d is pretty good. I must cover players on different level. I think “21 century go” and “the greatest games” would be fine for you.
Kamusta from Manila! I find your videos entertaining and informative, I enjoy watching each episode! I will keep recommending this to my fellow go players and those who will be interested in go. Thank you for sharing. I wish you also review a game of Rui Naiwei. =)
I love your videos, thanks so much for taking the time to make them! Everyone in our Go study group has watched them of course.
Like Matt said, it’s great to get some longer, in depth commentaries which give you enough time to really explain things. Thank you very much, you’re doing a wonderful service to the English speaking Go community.
TaoTeaKing Reply:July 6th, 2010 at 2:21 pm
I agree absolutely.
countsheep Reply:August 10th, 2010 at 8:09 pm
Thanks. I will keep it up.
I’ve been visiting this site for over 6 months but have only recently subscribed. In my opinion this is one of the finest free English Go resources on the net and I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every video. Thank you so much!
However; I’m having difficulty getting hold of the latest video (21 Century Go 01). I don’t have and won’t install Flash for reasons I won’t go into here. Is there a direct download or a torrent file around that I’m just not able to find?
countsheep Reply:August 10th, 2010 at 8:16 pm
Sorry, there’s no download link & torrent yet.
Just one more person here telling you how interesting your posts are. Not only do you provide clear and enlightenning commentary, but you have also hand picked some of the most interesting games I have ever seen. Many people say how clear your comments are for beginners but I am also here to tell you that your comments are deep and subtle enough to provide plenty of instruction for intermediate level players as well (I am 1 dan amateur).
countsheep Reply:August 10th, 2010 at 8:23 pm
Happy to hear that. I tried making my game commentaries both understandable and in-depth. 🙂
I loved your 10 minute Go Lectures! Keep up the good work.
countsheep Reply:August 10th, 2010 at 8:17 pm
Thanks, I will. 🙂
Thanks a lot for your videos, it’s very great 😉
Go on like this
Thank-you for the game commentaries.
My favorite game review so far was over the old Chinese master Huang Longshi (Greatest Games Ever Played 04). It helped me a lot in trying to understand how to effectively attack and develop a thinking style when in possession of a very thick position. I also gained a lot of insight when you showed how Huang Longshi attacked the two-space extension on the left-side using his thickness.
My second favorite video was the game with Fujisawa Hideyuki vs. Go Seigen (Greatest Games Ever Played 04). I liked viewing how Go Seigen tried to use every one of his stones to the maximum efficiency, and through the process of this offered many exchanges throughout the game. I think it helps to show how one should develop strategies that keep many options open, and how these options are used throughout the game to maneuver one’s stones into the most efficient placement.
I would like to see more videos that show how a strong professional leverages use out of a very thick position throughout an entire game; and more games which emphasize either one or both players having a playstyle that gives conscious thought into receiving the most value from each stone while leaving options open.
Please feel free to e-mail me, if you would like.
Many, many thanks for the truly excellent videos!
I hit a wall with my go progress after graduating to the single-digit kyus; I’m now trying to get out of this rut. Several people have suggested reviewing the games of professionals and strong players, but until now, every time I’ve tried, I’ve felt lost and disheartened. I then found your “Greatest Games Ever Played 04: Huang Longshi vs Jiang Tianyuan” videos and was amazed at how clear and accessible you were able to make this game. Not only did your commentary help me follow what was going on, I could then go back over the .sgf of the game and remember several of the key points.
Thank you so much for providing a way for some of us to approach the games of strong players! Even if I never end up improving myself, just being able to get a glimpse into higher-level play feels so wonderful and greatly increases my enjoyment of the game.
All the best and many, many thanks again!
countsheep Reply:August 10th, 2010 at 8:34 pm
Thanks. I agree with your point. For these great games, one can learn them and get improve(like you), or just enjoy them.
To me, a great game is even more wonderful than a movie.
I haven’t managed to find time for go recently but seeing your review of lee changho vs chang hao restored my appetite… thanks alot! =)
countsheep Reply:August 10th, 2010 at 8:35 pm
That’s nice :p
Hi, i can only repeat what the others say.
Your work is great and really understandable for us^^
well on this point i have a question. Can you help us in a other point?
I heard of the “Ear -Reddening Game” between Honinbo Shusaku and Gennan Inseki.
Maybe this would be also a great game to discuss/explain, because Shusaku sis still worthy to study
isn’t he? 🙂
So i thought you could explain us Shusakus Moves in this famous game.
But still….thank you for your work.Keep going with it.
countsheep Reply:August 10th, 2010 at 8:39 pm
Ear-Reddening Game is very famous.
I will make some Shusaku’s game.
Helge Reply:August 11th, 2010 at 11:01 am
Thanks al lot ^^
I really looking forward on these commentaries of shusaku.
I will be excited 🙂
Great job !!
10 Minute Go are very usefull to improve … thanks
Please continue this way
Hello, i have just subscribed.
Im trying to download the 10 minute Go series but i isn’t really working or me. When i download it just opens them in Windows media player instead of saving them as a file to be opened .
Is it just me or is there a way to change this ?
countsheep Reply:August 10th, 2010 at 8:41 pm
Right click the link then click “save as”. Choose a location then click “save” button.
thanks a lot for your work, please keep up this good stuff!
Thanks for you videos!! please keep them coming, I feel I’m improving with them.
Thank you for your work! I enjoy it very much.
You are a star!!! Thank you so much for your videos. Really helped me.
Hey Buds, you should get a Donate link up ^^ Also your English is very easy to understand
Wish i would of found this information back when i was kyu player! but good stuff 🙂
Just wanted to say another “Thank you” for these great videos. I find each of your series fantastic :)))
Hi GC ( GoCommentary ), nice to meet you. I have a special thank to you. You love Go, me too! So thank you again for doing this.
Do you have account on KGS ? On KGS I’m LQT.
I don’t forget to subscribe you again and again with all account i have, haha check it.
Looking forward to your new videos (^_^)
countsheep Reply:November 20th, 2010 at 1:53 pm
Thanks. Sorry I don’t have a KGS account yet.
Thanks very much for these excellent lectures. I agree with Chris, who says that it would be nice for folks who enjoy your material to send you a donatiion.
Excellent site! Thank you very much!
Im an absolute beginner and I found this site after watching your video on google “Go For Beginners (The Best Video Tutorial Ever)” – part 1. Is a second part of this serie available online?
Thank you again and keep up the good work!
countsheep Reply:November 20th, 2010 at 1:58 pm
Thanks. That was my first Go video:)
I will redo the series in a few days.
of course this is a great site!
And it is really good to know that new things/ videos will follow 🙂
I’m really looking forward to your new videos.
Especially the one where you explained a new variation of the mini-chinese. It was interesting…
Hey maybe a video about some Openings or new delopment in openings could be interesting for
players of each level….but after all
Great work 🙂
Love your videos, thank you for taking the time to make these videos. My favourite part is 10min Go E6 [3:20]:
“if black play 三三, white will tenuki then attack. These two… will be tragic.”
this is a great resource, as a 20kyu (approximately) new player, the “greatest games” go over my head, but I think I can see glimpses of brilliance and beauty in them. The 10 minutes go videos I think will help my playing at the next local go club meeting here in the Harrisburg, PA, USA area. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge.
Thank you for your weiqi videos. They are very informative and well thought out. I love the 10 minute go series as well as the greatest games. I also like how sometimes you have a little go history in the videos. I am always excited about your new videos I look forward to them every time you post a new one!
thank you so much for your videos, i really love watching them and i hope you know you have a lot of fans out there 🙂
I really enjoy your videos. I would like to know if it is possible to create video to explain how to lead a tutor game? To lead someone to play better than he/she used to? (without kibitzing).
countsheep Reply:November 20th, 2010 at 2:13 pm
I think it’s difficult to generalize about that. Players are individually different. It would be better for you to play according to his/her characteristics.
Hi, first of all thank you for your work.
I hope you will continue this way because you have a lot of fans out there 🙂
I enjoy your videos and every time when i visit your site and see that you have a new video I’m really happy^^
May i ask you a question?
I heard from a game of japanese professionals and you also mentioned this game as a memory for Fujisawa Shuko!!
-The game between Fujisawa Shuko and Kato Masao!
If I remember correctly it was avictory for Shuko, but it was exciting because kato masao made an interesting invasion…I never saw this game and i can not find it anywhere…Do you have the psooibility or the time to help out?
I would be really grateful
countsheep Reply:November 20th, 2010 at 1:51 pm
I uploaded the kifu for you. Find it here:
A brilliant game, and the variations are complicated.
Helge Reply:November 20th, 2010 at 2:58 pm
Thanks for that, but when i click on the link i only get some confusing letters….what i have to do???
countsheep Reply:November 20th, 2010 at 9:29 pm
Right click the link then “save as”.
Or copy the content to notepad then save it to “filename.sgf”
I just wanted to say thank you for all of your videos, especially your how to punish overplay series. Learning how to punish in ways like this slowly adds up and creates a strong player. Im glad your videos are aimed at single digit kyu’s as well as low dans.
Fantastic videos – you are an excellent teacher. I especially like the ‘failure’ variations you show to explain why the correct moves are correct. Your analysis reveals more of the beauty and depth of Go. Thanks for your generosity.
This is an absolute gem of a website. Have been watching some of your Greatest Game series, and they’re just brilliant examples of the depth and brilliance of go. Also, very good explanations, especially your descriptions of why alternative variations are inferior. Keep up the good work, if you ever charge for this site you have a subscriber right here, although extra kudos for making it free.
Greetings from Guadalajara Jalisco. Mexico
i just run into your site and i think is awesome, im trilled to see all this good videos, i will improve a lot with them, thnks for your hardwork,
one question, i couldt find a bios of you, i would be cool to know more about you and stuff, just a suggestion 🙂
Thnks for the videos
countsheep Reply:December 26th, 2010 at 12:03 am
I’m planning to write an “About” page. Thanks.
Your commentary on Huang Longshi’s territorial influence game is quite wonderful! Please could you do more such videos, especially of the other great Chinese players like Guo Bailing, Fan Xiping and Shi Dingan (and of course Huang Longshi). It is very difficult to get information on these great masters from China, who (I believe) are a much better source of inspiration than many of the Japanese masters because of their tremendous fighting styles.
But in the meantime, congratulations on one of the best Go sites around!
countsheep Reply:December 25th, 2010 at 11:58 pm
Thanks. I will make more.
I’ve been looking for a good Go commentary site ever since watching Hikaru no Go (Go anime) and this has definitely been the most informative even for an absolute novice like myself. Even the stuff that is over my head has helped me intuitively notice important situations in the game even if I don’t know what the right move is. Thanks, and I hope you keep it up as long as you are passionate about teaching!
Where can i fin the e-mail address of the creator of the video’s?
countsheep Reply:December 25th, 2010 at 11:52 pm
Thanks for uploading these! It has really helped me, because while everyone says “this move is the best move, play here,” this has been the first site I have found that really shows why it’s the best move and plays it out. I find this really helps me remember the proper moves as well as the sequences!
I really like your gocommentaries. I’ve seen them all and I cannot wait for the next. Congratulations.
Very cool, i like your videos.
Great videos. You have big influence on making Go world better.
I can hardly wait to see more of your splendid videos.
Best regards and keep up the good work!
I have been looking for a site like this for ages. It’s fantastic.
I feel so lucky for having stumbled upon it.
I love your reviews and commentaries!
please make a small donate button somewhere on the page. thanks 🙂
could you please review one of Dosaku’s or Shusaku’s games
elios Reply:April 17th, 2011 at 2:48 am
+1 love to see some of Shusaku’s games
Really great site. Thank you.
i’m a big fan!
Great respect from Moscow.
Hi, also greetings from Germany.
I really appreciate your site and so i wrote many times on this page. Thanks to your help i was able to get a Kifu of a game between Fujisawa Shuko and Kato Masao^^ It was awesome. I HAVE to say here that your friendly attitude and your efforts in this site are great. PLEASE continue 🙂
Also i liked this game explanation about Sakata Eio (I ‘m starting to look for this player now!) His passing is sad, its like a star is dissapeared from the Go Sky, but well good work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As a beginning player, I can’t rave enough about your project. It’s evident that you take pride in your work. Even the website is snazzy!
In short: the whole thing is the brass ring.
Hey. If you’re still planning on uploading new videos (you seem to have missed February sadly) could you make one of a game that features the 1 space high pincer to the 4-4 point low approach. I haven’t been able to find very much information about this opening.
Helge Reply:March 21st, 2011 at 6:44 am
Or the 1 space low pincer against a approach of a komoku…that would be interesting,because i’m getting a little bit confuse every time…
I want just to tell you
THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!
Thank you very much for your wonderful videos. The 4th video in Greatest Games series was a real eye opener for me, I started to use influence more often in my games after seeing it. I’ve just purchased the 05-09 videos, can’t wait until the download link arrives 🙂
Keep up the good work, and thank you again! You make very complicated things easy to understand, bravo!
This site is wonderful. I plan to watch all the videos many times. Once I can afford it I also plan to purchase the Greatest Games Ever Played 5-9 series. Thanks so much for this amazing resource.
Thanks so much for your site, – it’s great.
I purchased the Greatest Games series via paypal almost a week ago but have yet to see any download link. I also sent an e-mail to email@example.com but have not received a reply.
Would appreciate if I could receive some help with this
countsheep Reply:June 8th, 2011 at 1:19 am
I am sorry for that, I don’t know why the emails were missing.
I just sent another email to you, please let me know if you got that or not.
I am sorry again.
Mat Reply:June 8th, 2011 at 5:52 am
I have now received the mail, thank you 🙂
Looking forward to see some of your interesting commentaries
countsheep Reply:June 9th, 2011 at 8:15 am
I’m sorry for the inconvenience. Enjoy it ;）
Just what the doctor ordered, thanitky you!
Hello I just want to thank you for all your hard work on this site. Im 21 years old and living in the united states. its my dream to become a professional go player. I study everyday books, websites. Mainly this one. Ill play anyone. becoming a pro go player is the only thing I want to do with my future and im willing to work at it night and day. I was wondering if you had any suggestions or tips anything that could help. Thanks again.
countsheep Reply:August 31st, 2011 at 8:20 pm
check your email box.
I purchased the download for Secret of Corner Invasion but haven’t received the download code yet in email. Lesson 1 was very good and I am looking forward to the rest. Thanks.
countsheep Reply:September 10th, 2011 at 6:20 pm
Thanks. The download email is sent.
I send emails manually so you have to wait a few hours after purchase 🙂
Hey count sheep is there any chance you can do some videos on how to reinforce your game play in the opening stage. Thanks
Hey countsheep sorry for the spam of messeges but have you ever considered teaching lessens?
countsheep Reply:September 22nd, 2011 at 2:28 am
I will make some videos for opening stage, but not now, because I’ve got some plans on my list.
just wanted to know.. what’s your rank?
Many thanks for these great videos.
Great studies, thank you !
I would like to make a suggestion:
My english understanding is not very good and in your videos, “better for black” and “bad for black” sounds sometimes very close to my ear, maybe you could find something easier to distinguish.
Thank you very much !
countsheep Reply:October 8th, 2011 at 10:10 pm
OK I will make it more clearly.
Just to tell you that I’m amazed by your website 🙂
I was looking for this kind of lessons over internet but I didn’t expect
to find videos as clear as yours. I’m only around 11 kyu, but you make everything
clear to me, whatever “difficult” are the lessons (for instance pro games).
As soon as I have a record of a reasonable game of mine, I’ll ask you a review!!
Thank you very much!
countsheep Reply:October 8th, 2011 at 10:11 pm
Hello! You said you’ve got some plans on your list. Can you share your closest plans with us?
countsheep Reply:October 8th, 2011 at 10:14 pm
A new “how to play go” series, an introduction to the game.
A new “21 century go”.
Incredible helpful videos and instruction has helped open a real passion for me in the game of Go. Thank you so much for your instruction as it is hard to find Go lessons in the United States. I hope one day the game will rise in status so that children and adults alike here will play the game of Go. You’re wonderful lessons bring it one step closer to that international status. Thank you. 🙂
Thanks for your extremely helpful videos and the Greatest Games Ever Played series is amazing, you do really good commentary.
Also, don’t worry about your accent, I can understand you just fine (I’m not a native English speaker).
Thanks a lot for your videos. All yof them are very helpful and captivating. Please, continue to produce these videos.
I’m looking forward to your new videos. I constantly study all your videos. I’ve watched them at least three times each they’re a great study guide. I like how each time you watch them you learn a little more the the time before. so many thanks to you and your hard work.
Could not find your name
Anas B. Reply:January 10th, 2012 at 11:48 pm
I also would like to know who you are countsheep. Because in spite of your commentaries are absolutely amazing (and thanks for it), you are still an anonym go player. You are without doubt a Chinese professional go player. But if you want conserve your anonymity I’ll respect your choice. Just pure curiosity.
Your site is great, but i think you should make it more popular becouse many players are not consious about it.
Please put subtitle on videos, because it is very difficult to understand the English of speaker.
I love your videos and your webside! Thank you very much. You are a great help for all non-professional Go-players of the world! But I’ve got one question (I hope it’s not a disrespectful one) :
What is your rank?
Are you planning to make any new commercial projects (like the corner invasions you did)? And if yes, when can we expect them?
Hi, I just wanted to thank you for your videos. I would love to donate some money as I understand you put lots of time and effort into this, and so many people find in useful. How can I donate?
I am the founder of Kaya.gs and im about to put some features on the server and display some of your vimeo videos.
I’d like to talk to you through email for some details.
countsheep Reply:March 23rd, 2012 at 1:48 am
I’ve sent you an email.
I like your videos, would like to recommend to friends, but i cant find out who you are? is that a secret?
Hi, just want to show appreciation on your hard work on making the videos on youtube. Thank you 🙂 Howver, I’d suggest putting subtitles because there are some go terms (maybe?) you used and they’re pretty much like a foreign language for those who are beginners in go (like myself). Anyway, keep up the good work 😀
Thank you for your website, I’m only a beginner but I read go books everyday, your videos are better than reading a go book, they’re so helpful. as I get better I hope to make more use of your website.
Just came across your videos yesterday on You Tube and watched them for hours (started watching them again this morning).
Your commentary is clear, helpful and interesting without being overwhelming (I’m a 2k player on KGS, so obviously I need a lot of help understanding the pro games). I’ve been outside of Go circles for a few years now, and I’d forgotten how much I enjoy learning about the game. So, anyway, I just wanted to say thanks so much for doing this labor of love; I’m sure you’re making a lot of people very happy.
Oh, also, I have no problem understanding what you are saying; your English and your pronunciation are fine for me.
sadly i dont play any go, i like shogi better. I have been trying to buy tsume books for shogi, but i am not capable of ordering them myself, since i dont speak any asian languages. Would you help me buy some tsume books, if i pay the price for a game review service, namely 14,95 $?
Wanted to drop a remark and let you know your Feed is not working today. I tried adding it to my Yahoo reader account but got nothing.
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I’m not sure if you’re using a standard CMS, or you made the site from scratch (my best guess is WP), but you should fix the .sgf download links. 🙂 It’s a bit annoying to tell people to right click the link. If you have a developer in your team just switch the mime-type from ‘text/plain’ to ‘application/x-go-sgf’ of the .sgf files. Here is a tiny example PHP script (Important: don’t try to use the script as it is, it won’t work!):
header('Content-disposition: attachment; filename=.sgf’);
You can send the file name as a GET (even a POST) variable to the script and instead your links to point directly to the .sgf file, they can point to something like http://www.example.com/download.php?f= (this is the GET verstion). And your path to the files to be hard-coded in the script. It will take some time to refactor the links to .sgf files like everywhere on the site.
You have to security check the script for directory traversal and other stuff like sending only .sgf files, but hey, that’s your job.
I guess it can also be done with a .htaccess file in the ‘kifu’ directory. But search around and find whatever is best for you. I hope you fix it!
If you’ve further questions, don’t try to reach me via this e-mail, I rarely check it. Find me in facebook.
Svilen Pavlov Reply:August 3rd, 2012 at 5:00 pm
It cut all my less than and greater than tags and all between them (bad WP!) even highlighted the example URL address. 😀
Here is the snippet again with square brackets:
I hope it prints right this time. 🙂
countsheep Reply:August 19th, 2012 at 8:08 am
Thank you! I fixed it tonight. Now we have a download button, and right click is not needed.
Svilen Pavlov Reply:August 21st, 2012 at 7:43 pm
I’m glad you fixed it. 🙂 Those are the little things that make people feel “at home”. Keep up your great work!
Hey thanks for your videos on Vimeo and this site!
just came across your website and video The Greatest Games Ever Played 04: Huang Longshi vs Jiang Tianyuan
…. really enjoyed the commentary, good mix of entertainment and lesson in terms of tactical depths and overarching strategy …. now considering buying the DVD. Just to confirm – there are 9 similar videos on the DVD?
Ah – I didn’t find your profile anywhere on the website …. just read somewhere you’re a professional …. any additional information? Thanks 🙂
countsheep Reply:September 9th, 2012 at 11:18 am
Yes, there are 9 videos in the DVD. It includes the greatest games ever played series from episode 01-09.
Additional information, uh, I am a man, 5’10”, heterosexual, non smoker…:)
Wonderful material you’ve been giving us on this web site.
I just placed an order September 9 for the monthly videos but have not yet received my email with the password. I hope it will be coming soon.
countsheep Reply:September 15th, 2012 at 2:52 pm
I replied your email immediately on that day, but it seems that my email was missing.
I just send you another one. If you didn’t get it, please let me know. I am terribly sorry for this.
Great videos, very helpful!
I’m curious, what is your ranking as a go player?
Love the videos as usual ^.^
Recently there was some (small) confusion as to whether you had said “can” or “can’t” in one of your commentaries. Naturally context led us to the correct understanding, but if you would like to make yourself even easier to understand I would recommend saying “can not” instead of “can’t”
Will you be completing the How to Punish Overplay series?
Just I want to thank you very much for your videos because I really benefit from them as a beginner GO player.
I wish all the best in your life,
I would love to subscribe to your monthly videos. However, you seem to have only allowed credit card payments on Paypal. Pretty much nobody uses credit cards in Germany, so if you could allow direct debit or manual payment via Paypal I would very much appreciate it.
countsheep Reply:October 24th, 2012 at 4:22 pm
Here is the link, credit card is not needed:
I should put it on the monthly video page.
I am interesting in your product however I like to know who is comentator and how strong of the comentator.
countsheep Reply:October 26th, 2012 at 6:05 am
It’s time for me to make an “about” page…
Hello! I have some questions about the monthly videos. If I make a subscribe payment, will I be able to watch monthly videos in the future too? Like not only the october videos but also videos for upcoming months. Or do I have to pay $5 every month to continue subscribing?
Also I just bought The Secret of corner invasion videos. The account that I will receive does not include me being able to watch the monthly videos or any other payment required videos on the site I suppose?
Whatever the case, I am really a fan of your videos so I am looking forward to the episodes and I’d gladly subscribe now to the monthly videos if it works the way I thought it will.
countsheep Reply:October 26th, 2012 at 6:00 am
Thanks for your support. “The secret of corner invasion” is the best tutorial in the world:) Enjoy it.
1. $5 every month, automatic payments via paypal.
2. Other videos are not included in “the secret of corner invasion”.
I first came across your video just a few moments ago (Fujisawa vs go seigen) on youtube and I currently watching the other videos and took a look on this website!
I wanted to leave my thanks for doing all this hard work! I can definitely tell by your comments that you are a very high dan, but probably professionals because all the moves you do you say their actual meaning like kakari, nobi, etc and those are characteristics of a professional go player 🙂
That makes it even more amazing that you made so many free videos! I will continue to watch them (only watched 3 so far) and wanted to let you know that as a thanks I will definitely donate some money later to show my appreciation!
countsheep Reply:October 26th, 2012 at 6:27 am
I am very happy 🙂 Thank you very much.
You don’t have to donate, just buy something you like:)
Hello, so I did pay with paypal. How do I login?
countsheep Reply:November 18th, 2012 at 10:37 am
Check your email:)
I have just subscribed to your monthly Go commentaries. Could you now tell me how I can register and access the commentaries?
I look forward to the videos. I bought your DVD and that was excellent!
countsheep Reply:November 20th, 2012 at 1:31 pm
Did you get my email? The username/password was in the email. Then login here：
Just came across your site via the Fujisawa vs Go Seigen youtube video commentary. I thoroughly enjoyed the video and found it both entertaining and enlightening. I am very much looking forward to exploring this site and watching your other videos. Thank you for your excellent work!
I am order your prouct “The Secret of Conrner Invasion and The Greatest Games Ever Played” You also give a a code to watch them online however, I got your product last week “The Secret of Conner Invasion” is fine but “The Greatest Games Ever Play can not play on my computer It is may be my mistake to insert disc to my DVD player first but that normally has no problem. As a result, how should I do to solve this problem ,Do i return this disc and you replace it for me or I had to order again. please let me know I am very like this material.
countsheep Reply:December 3rd, 2012 at 8:57 pm
I sent an email to you, check it.
If it is a bad disc I will send you another one.
Dear Go Commentary,
I subscribed to your monthly go videos twice on accident. I’ve cancelled one subscription but still got charged the $5 for setting up. Can I get a refund for it?
mjzhang Reply:December 15th, 2012 at 8:38 am
Also, is there any way I can purchase the older game of the month videos?
countsheep Reply:December 18th, 2012 at 7:20 pm
countsheep Reply:December 18th, 2012 at 6:55 pm
Of course. Check your paypal account.
very good videos 🙂
first I´d like to thank you for the amazing free videos and the hard work you did.
Now i wanted to subscribe to your monthly go videos, but i´m not able to pay via paypal. Paypal doesn´t accept my visa creditcard. Is there any other way to subscribe to your monthly go videos?
countsheep Reply:January 29th, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Credit card is not needed here.
Do you plan to finish the How to punish overplay series? Even for purchase, this series is very informative.
Must say I am quite enjoying your commentaries and website. This is a great place for me right now. As I am trying to get back into playing Go on a regular basis this is helping me remember how to play. Thankyou very much for posting this here. I am very glad that I found your video on youtube earlier. Thankyou very much.
Beautiful website! Congratulations! P.S. It would be nice if the videos have subtitles in Italian.
of course like your web-site but you need to test the spelling
on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues
and I to find it very bothersome to inform the reality on the
other hand I will surely come back again.
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First of all congratulations on a great site, next, I’d like to help you in translating subtitles into spanish.
Hi, your 20th century go video links are broken.
admin Reply:September 26th, 2014 at 7:30 pm
The problem is fixed.
gilliswestrin Reply:February 13th, 2015 at 4:21 pm
Hi! I can’t seem to log in with my username and password to see the 20th century videos (I remember you could login, then see the passwords for the video).
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