Too early and much too unprepared
I was impatient to get back to playing Go and took on fived ranked matches today even though I had a slight fever. I lost all but one and my rank slipped back to 23k. Serves me right for trying a premature return without much study.
I feel like I have hit a ceiling; that the skills and knowledge that allowed me to rise up to 22k are insufficient to take me to the next level. This is all familiar territory for many of us. It's that cycle of success-failure-breakthrough that you go through in sports (or just about any discipline, for that matter).
I'll be on a study break and will be offline from internet Go until October 21st. Given how much I write into this blog, maybe it's a great opportunity for new readers to catch-up on everything.
See everyone then!