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Post #21 Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:27 pm 
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[go]$$Wc White to play. Move a or b? Chicken out or not?
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$$ | . . . . O . O . X X X O . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O X X . X O . O . . O . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . X . X O O . O X O . O . . . |
$$ | . . a X . . X O O . . X O O X O . O . |
$$ | . . O b O . X . . . . X X X O . O X . |
$$ | . . O X . . X O O . . X O O O O X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X . . . . . X . O . O X . |
$$ | . O X . X . . . O . X . X O . . . . . |
$$ | O O X , X O O O . O X O . X X X X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X X X X X X X . O X . X . |
$$ | O X X . X X O . . O . . O X . O X O . |
$$ | O X X X . X O X X X O O O O O O . O . |
$$ | O X . X X O . O O O O X O . X X O . O |
$$ | . O O . X O O O O X . X X O O X X O O |
$$ | O O X X O O O X X X . . . X X X . X O |
$$ | X X . X X O . O . . X . . . . X . X X |
$$ | . . . X . X O . O O X . X . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . X . . . . O O X . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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[go]$$W
$$ ----------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O . O . X X X O . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O X X . X O . O . . O . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . X . X O O . O X O . O . . . |
$$ | . . . X . . X O O . . X O O X O . O . |
$$ | . . O . O . X . . . . X X X O . O X . |
$$ | . . O X . . X O O . . X O O O O X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X . . . . . X . O . O X . |
$$ | . O X . X . . . O . X . X O . . . . . |
$$ | O O X , X O O O . O X O . X X X X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X X X X X X X . O X . X . |
$$ | O X X . X X O . . O . . O X . O X O . |
$$ | O X X X . X O X X X O O O O O O . O . |
$$ | O X . X X O . O O O O X O . X X O . O |
$$ | . O O . X O O O O X . X X O O X X O O |
$$ | O O X X O O O X X X . . . X X X . X O |
$$ | X X . X X O . O . . X . . . . X . X X |
$$ | . . . X . X O . O O X . X . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . X . . . . O O X . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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[go]$$W
$$ ----------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O . O . X X X O . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O X X . X O . O . . O . . . . |
$$ | . 7 5 O 4 X . X O O . O X O . O . . . |
$$ | . 6 2 X 3 . X O O . . X O O X O . O . |
$$ | . . O 1 O . X . . . . X X X O . O X . |
$$ | . . O X . . X O O . . X O O O O X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X . . . . . X . O . O X . |
$$ | . O X . X . . . O . X . X O . . . . . |
$$ | O O X , X O O O . O X O . X X X X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X X X X X X X . O X . X . |
$$ | O X X . X X O . . O . . O X . O X O . |
$$ | O X X X . X O X X X O O O O O O . O . |
$$ | O X . X X O . O O O O X O . X X O . O |
$$ | . O O . X O O O O X . X X O O X X O O |
$$ | O O X X O O O X X X . . . X X X . X O |
$$ | X X . X X O . O . . X . . . . X . X X |
$$ | . . . X . X O . O O X . X . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . X . . . . O O X . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


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Post #23 Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Thanks EdLee for your variation.
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[go]$$W White 1 at b is the correct move. This is a possible black answer.
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$$ | . . . . 7 3 5 6 . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O 2 O 4 X X X O . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O X X . X O . O . . O . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . X . X O O . O X O . O . . . |
$$ | . . . X . . X O O . . X O O X O . O 8 |
$$ | . . O 1 O . X . . . . X X X O . O X . |
$$ | . . O X . . X O O . . X O O O O X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X . . . . . X . O . O X . |
$$ | . O X . X . . . O . X . X O . . . . . |
$$ | O O X , X O O O . O X O . X X X X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X X X X X X X . O X . X . |
$$ | O X X . X X O . . O . . O X . O X O . |
$$ | O X X X . X O X X X O O O O O O . O . |
$$ | O X . X X O . O O O O X O . X X O . O |
$$ | . O O . X O O O O X . X X O O X X O O |
$$ | O O X X O O O X X X . . . X X X . X O |
$$ | X X . X X O . O . . X . . . . X . X X |
$$ | . . . X . X O . O O X . X . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . X . . . . O O X . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #24 Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:42 pm 
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[go]$$ Blacks cut was not a good move. Punish him fearlessly (after reading)!
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . B O O X X O X . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . , . O X X . X X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


answer:
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[go]$$W The atari at 1 is correct for white. (Black 2 is wrong, 2 at a is better.)
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . 6 4 2 3 . O O O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . 7 5 1 B O O X X O X . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . , . O X X . X X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . a . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #25 Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:46 pm 
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[go]$$W The atari at 1 is correct for white. (Black should play 2 but 4 is wrong, 4 at a is better.)
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . 6 4 2 3 . O O O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . 7 5 1 B O O X X O X . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . , . O X X . X X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . a . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
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$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #26 Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:51 pm 
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Thanks DrStraw!

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Post #27 Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:20 pm 
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Gomoto's Blunders Volume One:


Lessons learned:

Read, read read! I knew the better alternative move for 49 from a similar Joseki. But I was to lazy to read it out and chickened out again. :-)

I did not spot the critical weakness at H17 and missed a necessary reinforcing move.

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Post #28 Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:51 am 
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Many times before I thought I played a reasonable game only to realize later how flawed it was indeed.

This is the first of my games where I am quite contend with my moves even after the review ;-) (And I played a bunch of games already :lol:). There are some doubtful plays on my side (For expample move 71 much too small), but I did not find any critical mistakes for black in this one.

(moves after 129 are excluded from the record)


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Post #29 Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:03 pm 
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Gomoto looses one more game:


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Post #30 Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:48 am 
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Some comments for a friend.


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Post #31 Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:13 am 
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Problem:
Black to play the only move

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[go]$$ Position at move 54
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . O O O X X . . X O . . |
$$ | . . O , O . . . O X X . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . O X . . . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . O X . X . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . X O . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . X X O X . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . X . . . O X , X . . |
$$ | . . . . . O . . . . . . . O X . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


hint:
Consider the unstable groups. Think about the right direction. (Do not expand your potential. This was my error.)



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[go]$$ Position at move 54
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . O O O X X . . X O . . |
$$ | . . O , O . . . O X X . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . O X . . . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . O X . X . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . X O . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . X X O X . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . X . . . O X , X . . |
$$ | . . . . . O . . . . . 1 . O X . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #32 Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:47 am 
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Interesting - my instinct was the below:

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[go]$$ Maybe
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . O O O X X . . X O . . |
$$ | . . O , O . . . O X X . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . O X . . . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . O X . X . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . X O . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . X . O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . X X O X . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . X . . . O X , X . . |
$$ | . . . . . O . . . . . . . O X . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #33 Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:50 pm 
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[go]$$ Position at move 54
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . O b . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . O O O X X . . X O . . |
$$ | . . O , O . . . O X X . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . O X . . . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . O X . X . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . c X O . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . X O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . X . . |
$$ | . . a . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . X X O X . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . X . . . O X , X . . |
$$ | . . . . . O . . . . . . . O X . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


Before reading the hint, I would have thought about a, b, or c; after, I thought of :b1:.

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