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Post #1 Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:41 am 
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Here is a game I played recently. I actually recorded a video of my thoughts while playing which was informative for my self-review, but I'm too lazy edit to out the swearing. In general, I think that the opening went well for me, but I wasn't able to sustain that advantage through the endgame. There are definitely a few slow moves and I underestimated my opponents lower center potential.

I am playing white.


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Post #2 Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:40 pm 
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Hi, Calvin! :)

A few comments. Go to move 111.


Main focus: The endgame is fighting strength. :)

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Post #3 Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:17 pm 
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@Bill Spight

With respect to the game move at 112, I see your point. It's kind of a small-scale double-open skirt, so there is less value in trying to close the bottom. I guess I didn't see it that way in the game. I was doing more of a local pattern matching.

My failure to see C11 is, I think, psychological. I had previously decided (even before move 54) that the C9 and D9 stones were light and could be sacrificed, so I reminded myself for the next few moves after that not to try to defend them. Now, of course, the game changes and the circumstances change, and by the endgame I guess they become useful in a different way. So I need to be sharper in the endgame but also be willing to discard my previous evaluations. I had considered L4 for White 112, but not K5. That's clever to have the ladder breaker follow-up!

I think there is also kind a "weak player's consensus" going on, where a vital point is missed by both players because they each trust each other that it doesn't work, even if it does. :)

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Post #4 Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:48 pm 
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I felt kind of terrible playing this game. Getting into byoyomi around move 88 probably isn't conducive to my best play, but there are still conceptual problems I struggle with that would show in slower games. Any comments are welcome.



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Post #5 Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:19 pm 
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Another one, but this one is worse, and shows some of the dangers of not doing a positional judgement.

I will title this: "For the Love of Gote"


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Post #6 Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:43 pm 
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I seem to be lacking sufficient sharpness. I played :b1: when 'a' was still possible. Still, there are lessons to be learned in not getting into this bad situation to begin with.

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