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Post #101 Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:14 am 
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Gomoto wrote:
(Just for your info: download the sgf of your latest game not working)


So it seems. But I don't know how to fix that.


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Post #102 Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:07 am 
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Knotwilg wrote:
Gomoto wrote:
(Just for your info: download the sgf of your latest game not working)

So it seems. But I don't know how to fix that.

It's because you embedded the sgf content directly (which is quite large with all your comments, ~10KB), and the eidogo download link tries to put all the sgf in a http GET url and exceeds server limits (often 8 KB). If you hosted the sgf elsewhere and linked the url, or uploaded it as a file to L19, then I expect the download would work.


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Post #103 Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:50 am 
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It's the end of the 2017-2018 table tennis season, which frees up at least my Wednesdays, which happens to be the club night organized by my new friend Ian Butler. His enthusiasm has been contageous so I thought I'd pick up the study rhythm again, for as long as it will last.

I'm following my own study program, which tells me to play 10 blitz games and not resign. Whatever happens, play it out till the end, aspiring to come back when behind and maintain the lead when ahead.

See https://senseis.xmp.net/?DieterVerhofst ... ingProgram

Given that such an attitude may not be welcomed by human players, I may play bots only. Here's game 1:



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Post #104 Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:06 am 
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2nd blitz game of theme 1: develop fighting spirit by not resigning (at least not too soon)

Somehow I seem able to confirm a 3d rank on KGS, which I was never able to do before. So it must be an effect of the small sample of games I've played over the past months, or KGS has become a bit weaker. Chances that I have become stronger by mostly doing L19 reviews are slim.

There's a bit of blitzbluff to be enjoyed at the top, reviving a group in seki. Otherwise, fairly happy with the level here.


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Post #105 Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:34 am 
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Somehow I seem able to confirm a 3d rank on KGS, which I was never able to do before.

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Post #106 Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:31 am 
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Awesome game and congratulations on the 3D status. That's only good for our Go-club when you drop by, adds to our prestige :lol: :lol:

I'm happy I played a little part in your playing more often again! That seki is brilliant, by the way!

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Post #107 Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:23 pm 
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Just curious... The second game, at 0:00 + 5x0:10, most people would say is blitz. The first, at 10 + 5x0:30, do you also consider that blitz? I remember a great page you had on SL some time ago where you preferred bonus time. (I do too, but have few chances to play that way.)

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Post #108 Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:12 am 
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Calvin Clark wrote:
Just curious... The second game, at 0:00 + 5x0:10, most people would say is blitz. The first, at 10 + 5x0:30, do you also consider that blitz? I remember a great page you had on SL some time ago where you preferred bonus time. (I do too, but have few chances to play that way.)


No, the settings weren't blitz. But I played it like blitz, not using my thinking time.
Well spotted though!

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Post #109 Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 2:50 pm 
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Series 1: fighting spirit, is done.

I'm not too happy overall: my fighting spirit looks more like desperado blitzing, which is not what I intended. The last game is symbolic: I was 60 points ahead and still lost through careless play. Not a display of Dan strength ...

Focus is thus on steady play. Series 2 will be about time management: play 10 games at 5/30, use my time and the opponent's. Play steady moves.


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Post #110 Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:21 am 
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While I'm playing more games, now with the focus on time management, I also picked up an old idea: "being Otake Hideo".

I chose Otake as my role model because he's known for playing shape and using thickness in the endgame to nibble away the opponent's points. His style may be easier to emulate than the sharpness of Lee Sedol or the imagination of Go Seigen, although I'm probably underestimating Otake's sharpness and imagination.

Anyway, here's the idea: I pick a game by Otake and for every move choose 3 alternatives.

My score of "being Otake Hideo":

1. ratio of his move being among my 3 chosen alternatives: 62/94 ~ 66%
2. ratio of his move being my first choice: 37/94 ~ 39%

Incidentally, this was not his best game: he gave up in the endgame. So this was more like "being behind with Otake Hideo".

Oh and don't look at 1,2,3 but at A,B,C. I did a similar exercise with this game a long time ago.


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Post #111 Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:40 pm 
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Game two in "being Otake Hideo":

top 3 hit rate: 57/93 = 61%
top 1 hit rate: 40/93 = 43%

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