Go Review 6kyu v 5kyu

August 30, 2015

Ok, here’s my second review. I’ve lost the last few games (been in the wrong mindset I think, being drawn into needless fights etc), but this game seemed like it would be worth going over. I’m black and play my usual fuseki.

1-12

1-12

I’m not sure how much I like this joseki for white, I gain sente, some potential down the right hand side, and the relationship between D16 (2) and L17 (12) isn’t great.

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Go Review 6kyu v 6kyu

August 29, 2015

In order to try and improve my Go playing, I have decided to write some reviews on my games. I doubt (m)any people will be interested, but my hope is that by going to the effort to write out the review, I will also put more effort in to the actual review and gain more from the experience. Hopefully it will lead to me playing better go too 🙂 So without further ado, here is the first game.

I am playing white, we have 25minutes clock time, and 6.5 komi. The opening is pretty straight forward with both players taking adjacent star points (hoshi). Black approaches, I back off low (no reason to pincer), and black then backs off with a large knight. Not the move I would have played, or one that I know much about (D2 and 4 are the more obvious moves), but it is played by professionals, so there’s no reason to think it’s anything other than an excellent move.

1-8

1-8

With move 8, I have sente so I decide to approach Q3 to prevent black creating a “double wing” formation. So far, so simple.

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