Hustle Kong wrote:
And due to the posts I've read, I think I will definitely start off on a 9x9 board, and not feel bashful about "playing it out", to help really drive home certain aspects of life and death that I am hazy on.
Good call, although I will say that as SOON as you feel a little okay with the concepts, jump up to a larger board. The mechanics don't change, but the strategies do; and what works on a smaller board will mess you up on the full board.
But it's not like it stops being Go on a 9x9. 9x9 is a good time. Woo hoo!