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silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS



Finally the 6yo was willing to learn first capture with me, obviously I let him double atari me a couple times, surrounded him a couple times, then arranged a ladder and he thought chasing me all the way across the board was funny as gently caress

So, a success! How would I go about teaching him a small area version, what do folks use to cordon off most of the board?

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PerniciousKnid
Sep 13, 2006


I would print a grid.

Thirteen Orphans
Dec 2, 2012

The principles expressed in the martial arts make up the backbone of my philosophy.

This may help.

Doctor Spaceman
Jul 6, 2010

"Everyone's entitled to their point of view, but that's seriously a weird one."


silvergoose posted:

So, a success! How would I go about teaching him a small area version, what do folks use to cordon off most of the board?
I just drew a small grid.

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS



Hm. I'll float the idea, he cares a lot about components so dunno if paper would excite him.

PerniciousKnid
Sep 13, 2006


In that case you could use a regular board cordoned off with painter's tape.

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS



poo poo, okay so instead, he just insists on playing on the whole board.

Next step is a 9 stone handicap and see how easy I need to go in order to make it not a blowout.

PerniciousKnid
Sep 13, 2006


I used painter's tape and my wife enjoyed it, or feigned doing so. Still need to test on my 5yo.

dirby
Sep 21, 2004


silvergoose posted:

Next step is a 9 stone handicap and see how easy I need to go in order to make it not a blowout.

I don't know your rank, but I've seen things like a 13 stone handicap for this sort of purpose.

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS



I'm prooooobably around 12k or something? ddk for sure but not a beginner.

13 might be the way to go yeah, I'll have to see. He's not great at losing, what with being six, but if it's not too far apart it should be okay.

Then I guess just do that until he wins multiple games and start reducing it.

dirby
Sep 21, 2004


silvergoose posted:

13 might be the way to go yeah, I'll have to see. He's not great at losing, what with being six, but if it's not too far apart it should be okay.

Then I guess just do that until he wins multiple games and start reducing it.

I just found https://senseis.xmp.net/?HandicapsBeyondNineStones

VikingofRock
Aug 24, 2008




silvergoose posted:

Next step is a 9 stone handicap and see how easy I need to go in order to make it not a blowout.

The other way to handle a big skill gap is to change your own objective to "win [or lose] by exactly half a point".

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Blendy
Jun 18, 2007

She thinks I'm a haughty!



The discord ITGO has started to do weekly meetings on KGS in the ITGO room under social if anyone reading this thread would like to join. We meet on Thursdays from around 7 pm central and play until about 11 pm.

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