@tauli I played as a teen for a bit, almost joined the local chess club but didn’t.
I played go in university, went to a few tournaments. I didn’t become a strong player because I didn’t feel like learning from books. My intuitive learning got me to a mediocre ranking of about 12 kyu.
@toni I know dan level Go players, who never read a book, they got strong only by playing and reviewing their own games with other strong players.
@tauli You’re right, I should’ve written „didn’t feel like putting in work to become a better player.“ We had dan players who would have been happy to review my games. I was happy to just play a few hours every week, even if I didn’t become stronger.