Thank you for being a tough teacher, Kageyama-sensei
I've only browsed through the first chapter of Toshiro Kageyama's Lessons In The Fundamentals of Go which I borrowed from the library. I already found a useful piece of advice which worked to my advantage in my last game.
In a nutshell, Kageyama-sensei said, "Don't be lazy in the simple matters."
It's obvious that Kageyama will not suffer the indolence of any Go student. Here's an excerpt from his first chapter on ladders (shicho).
Ladders should be the school that teaches you to read patiently, move by move - black, white, black, white, black, white - which is the only way.
Some will say, "Phooey, that much I know already; it's just that it's too much bother actually to do it." Others will say, "Look, I'm still weak at the game; I can't do anything difficult like reading." So much for these lazy students, let them do as they please. They are not going to get anywhere. They need to be grabbed by the scruff of the neck and have some sense knocked into them.
Well, here's the result.
I read through my ladder and saw that the white stone in K3 would not interfere. My opponent did not and he resigned when he realized his mistake. The game was my 30k versus his 27k with a 2-stone handicap, making it a 29k match.
It's an important lesson for all of us beginners.
Kageyama-sensei reminds me a bit of my former kendo instructor, Charlie Tanaka - who has since become the president of the All US Kendo Federation. I think I'm going to add this book to my library and hopefully do a Kyu Review on it.