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Post #461 Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:10 am 
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This position is perhaps instructive.

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[go]$$ Top side miai
$$ -------------------
$$ | O . . 2 X 3 4 . O |
$$ | O O O O X O O O O |
$$ | . . . . X . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O X X X . . |
$$ | . . . O 5 . X . . |
$$ | . . . O X X X X X |
$$ | . . . O 1 . . . X |
$$ -------------------[/go]


Since the temperature is less than one, :w2: and :b3: are miai. Then, as it turns out, :w4: and :b5: are also miai. :)

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

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Post #462 Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:22 am 
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New problem. :)

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[go]$$B Black to play
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X . . . . . . O X .
$$ . X O O . . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]


Enjoy! :D

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Post #463 Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:36 am 
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Hi Bill :)
Hmm...
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[go]$$B
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X . . . 1 . . O X .
$$ . X O O . . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]
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[go]$$B
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X 3 5 6 1 4 . O X .
$$ . X O O 2 . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]
Maybe this is better because of 1 ko threat ? :study:
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[go]$$B
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X . 1 . . . . O X .
$$ . X O O . . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]
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[go]$$B
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X 3 1 4 . . . O X .
$$ . X O O 2 . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]

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Post #464 Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:09 pm 
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Hi, Ed. :)

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[go]$$B
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X 4 . 5 1 3 . O X .
$$ . X O O 2 . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]


:b3: is normally better, even though it is gote.

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[go]$$B
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X . . 2 1 . . O X .
$$ . X O O . . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]


So :w2: is normally better. :)

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Post #465 Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:43 pm 
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Thanks, Bill. :)
Only so many usual suspects... :study:
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[go]$$B
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X . . . . . . O X .
$$ . X O O 1 . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]
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[go]$$B :b7: at :b1:
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X 5 3 2 . 6 . O X .
$$ . X O O 1 4 O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]
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[go]$$B
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X X X O . O . O X .
$$ . X 9 8 0 O O O O X .
$$ . X . X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]

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[go]$$B reverts to above
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X 5 3 4 . . . O X .
$$ . X O O 1 2 O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]
B nets +2 points in sente... :study:

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[go]$$B seems seki; reverts to #464.1
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X . . . 3 1 . O X .
$$ . X O O 2 . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]

Still the same move...?
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[go]$$B
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X . . . . . . O X .
$$ . X O O 1 . O O O X .
$$ . X X X O O O . X . .
$$ . . . . X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]

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Post #466 Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:32 pm 
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EdLee wrote:
Thanks, Bill. :) Only so many usual suspects... :study:
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[go]$$B
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X . . . . . . O X .
$$ . X O O 1 . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]


This is correct. A 5 pt. sente. :D

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[go]$$B :b7: at :b1:
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X 5 3 2 . 6 . O X .
$$ . X O O 1 4 O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]


:b3: at 5 is slightly more accurate.

Forcing :w6: is neat, eh? ;)

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[go]$$B seems seki; reverts to #464.1
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X . . . 3 1 . O X .
$$ . X O O 2 . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]


I rather like :b1:. :D I overlooked it, but it is still not quite good enough.

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[go]$$B Black komaster (given Black 1)
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X 4 . 3 . 1 . O X .
$$ . X O O 2 . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]


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[go]$$B White komaster (given Black 1)
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X 3 . . 4 1 . O X .
$$ . X O O 2 . O O O X .
$$ . X O X O O O . X . .
$$ . X X X X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]



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Still the same move...?
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[go]$$B
$$ ---------------------
$$ . X . . . . a . O X .
$$ . X W W 1 . O O O X .
$$ . X X X O O O . X . .
$$ . . . . X X X X . X .
$$ . . . . . . . . . . .[/go]


With only two stones at stake ( :wc: ) I think that it depends on the ko threat situation. As a rule, when White is komaster, Black avoids ko and plays :b1:, otherwise Black plays "a".

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Post #467 Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:32 pm 
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lightvector has done some interesting research on semeai, and has posted his results in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=15338

I have found some interesting play in one of his semeai, and I liked it so much that I decided to post it here. :)



It is not easy to be komaster of a three move approach ko. ;)

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Post #468 Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:35 pm 
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I have an article in the current issue of Myosu http://www.mjubadukstudies.com/wp-conte ... -final.pdf

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Hi Bill, Congrats. p 20. :)

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Post #470 Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:49 am 
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On this Valentine's Day/Ash Wednesday I am writing this note in memory of my wife, Winona Adkins, who died last month. She was ill, but her death was sudden and unexpected. We both thought that she would see the spring.

Winona was very intelligent, witty, and charming. Neither of us were extraverts, but she developed an uncanny charm in midlife. In recent years she and I, following her lead, together brought joy to many people that we met. She was truly a blessing.

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Post #472 Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:01 pm 
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Sorry to hear that, Bill. I'm sure many of our hearts go out to you this valentines day.

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Post #473 Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:42 pm 
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I am sorry for your loss. You must be heartbroken. From my experience, nothing I say can help the situation, but nonetheless, I'm so sorry to hear about this.

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Sorry for your loss. Feel strengthened by the positive memories of the way she added to your life.


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So sorry, Bill.


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Post #476 Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:56 pm 
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My condolences to you and your family.


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Terribly sorry to hear this Bill.


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My condolences as well for you and your family.

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