Self-Handicapping in Go

Every so often, when playing Go, you end up playing against somebody who is weaker, or significantly weaker than you.

Playing against weaker opponents when playing go is not nice, but playing much stronger opponents can be very disheartening for beginners. So here are some suggestions on self-handicapping to make the game more interesting for the advanced player, but playable for the beginner:

  • Play so as to never capture a piece
  • Play insane fuseki (very fun option, Sensai’s library has some good experimental openings to try)
  • play reserved/solid (not the best option, as you’ll probably just win)
  • Playing against standard direction of play is a good idea anyway (fighting for the centre)

I know it’s not much, but I hope you find it useful!

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