No game to review this week. My bad, I had a few games on Tygem, first time in a couple of years. My opponents were 1dan but they were so aggressive and didn't read very well so big kills happened and so not much to review.
I had notched up over 600 games there when I was playing lots online several years back, got to 2dan. i think playing on Tygem really improved my fighting skills and reading. I had a lot of fun I remember with the Korean style which was new to me.
I especially remember playing about 5 games with someone back to back and got absolutely hammered but somehow managed a close win I think in the last game. I think they were way stronger and it was a kind of teaching game though. Good memories.
Should I continue playing on IGS where I get close games that often go to endgame and focus on shape and fundamentals, these can be a bit boring though.
Or should I play for the fun exciting fighting games on Tygem that dont give such good games to review as they're often a bit chaotic.
My last game on IGS was a narrow loss and there was SO many points I learnt from.
I think I should just have fun, as often routine is the enemy and I feel personally that sticking to a plan for more than a few weeks more of a chore.
I've been doing quite a bit of tsumego though.
Lee Chang Ho tsumego vol 1 and 2 done, very little errors.
Lee Chang Ho tsumego vol 3, half way through, doing a bit better than last time.
Life and death drills vol 1, upto page 35, some really nice tesuji problems.
Rapid 800 weiqi, seems so easy, upto 385.
Ditched the Invincible book, got up to game 9. Found myself just reading the commentary instead of reading things out for myself.
Studying some Choi Cheolhan games instead from printed games on the goban, love the style, big trades, all out plays, no fear. Forcing me to try reading out what the heck is going on. Finding my reading skills getting a little sharper/faster, mybe it takes a few months though to see improvement, so gradual.
Also trying to focus on not just where are big points for territory but also important points for power/influence. Sometimes they're moves seem slow and i would play faster elsewhere. I think this is my main flaw though in leaving important unsettled positions when first to play in an area is actually important for eye space/power etc.
Hope to get a game from Tygem this weekend that I can actually review, if not it will be fun anyway.