I’ve defended my 9 kyu rank on KGS, so I’m declaring success in my personal goal to reach single-digit-kyu by the end of 2009. The defense happened a while ago, but I waited to see if KGS dropped me back to 10k or if I’m solid in my new rank.
I put in a lot of time reading, studying, and drilling this year – more than ever before. I also greatly increased the number of games that I played, both online and with my good friend Josh 5k. So, even though “kyu” still means that I’m terrible, I’m proud of the advancement.