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Here is an example of playing a variation with size 36 bi-convex and a smaller single-convex stone set. Enlarge the image on a new tab to see it clearly.
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Cool. We also use that for trying out variations.
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Just ordered stuff from Go Game Guru's shop. Agathis board, size 36 stones and rosewood bowls. Lovely products!
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I am a beginner player - say 25 kyu or so.

I just started playing at a local club where all the players are much stronger.

When I play some of the them with a very large handicap I still lose very badly.

If I were a really strong player against a far weaker player, I might take the stance of winning at the opponent's level. Winning by 20 or 30 stones if I could plan it like that.

But to go after every mistake and kill all the areas, reducing the opponent to nothing - for me, I feel discouraged and humbled, maybe even 'bullied'.

So let me ask, what should be the proper attitude in a game against a far stronger player when you are behind? Resign ASAP and congratulate them? 
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Thank you everyone for the advice.

I guess my problem is just a natural part of learning go, maybe more so when you get older (I am a retired guy).

I have watched all of Nick's YouTube videos's (87 to date) - they were tremendously helpful to me. His mantra for fuseki is "Corners, Approach/encosures, large extensions, small extensions, verticle play". That's burned into my brain.

Many of the other ones, like dwryn, are nice to watch, but a bit beyond my level.

I play CrazyStone a lot of 9x9 games and it wins almost all of them. I am about even with it at level 2 with a 2 or 3 stone handicap. Sometimes I think of my move and then compare it with CS's hints. The situation bar which shows it's estimation of the winner is also quite helpful.

I am also reading the Davies books on Tesuji and Life and Death in the beginner series. The first book on Go problems was too easy for me, I went though all of them in one afternoon and got maybe 3 or 4 wrong.

I watch a lot of games on-line, the higher ranked games are sometimes interesting, sometimes peculiar, but I get the most out of watching something like 14kyu players. I have not yet gotten enough nerve/confidence to play on-line.

I guess I have the most problem with tight situations in the corners. So I think 9x9 is a great way to go over these.

I also tend to make some really stupid moves as if I have a blind spot. I think an area is safe 'for now' and then 20 moves later loose it because I forgot to keep a watch on it. So I sometimes tend to spend a lot of time looking at the group borders every move and getting tired.

I'll try to be more patient with myself and not get so discouraged.

I used to follow a lot of the pro tournament games, but I now realize that they play about 10 levels above me and I don't think I ever really got anything from them except maybe to see some styles of play.

Thanks again for the discussion, it may help other beginners. 

Too bad Go is not better known in the US.
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