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Author:  Knotwilg [ Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Seeing Sequences

Here's a live game. I tried to honestly reproduce which sequences I've seen during the game and then documented the sequences Lizzie saw for the 3 best candidates. The longest sequence I saw was 20 moves (other than a ladder). I don't think I actively considered more than 3 candidates in my game.

My sequences:


Lizzie's sequences:


Author:  Knotwilg [ Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Seeing sequences - part 2

This time a pro game, between Otake and Cho. Not an easy game to analyze and learn from.




Author:  Knotwilg [ Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Seeing sequences - part 3; an online game

I'm sensing improvement



Author:  Knotwilg [ Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:27 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Seeing sequences:


Author:  Knotwilg [ Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

How I review my games with LZ:

I first reviewed this game without LZ, then with. During the latter, I marked the comments as follows:

A - I think it's a good move and LZ agrees
B - I think it's a bad move and LZ agrees

X - I think it's a good move but LZ disagrees
Y - I think it's a bad move but LZ disagrees

L - LZ comes up with a move in a situation I'd even not think of it

final count

A13 B9 X5 Y0 L11

In my analysis I marked 18 (particularly) good moves and 9 bad ones

13/18 LZ agreed with me it was a good move, if not the best
5 times she disagreed
9/9 LZ agreed it was a bad move, meaning she did not consider it
none of my self criticims was refuted
11 times LZ came up with a move I didn't consider at all, or which caught me by surprise

Lessons learnt

1) single stone corners are really urgent
2) hane at the head of two is really bad
3) don't just play good shape if there's a double purpose move
meta: confide in what you think is good, but confide even more in your doubt

Author:  Bill Spight [ Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Err, what are these variations with two Black moves in a row? :scratch: Thanks.

Author:  Knotwilg [ Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Hmm I have a problem ... Can't seem to fix the procedure for now.

Author:  Knotwilg [ Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

From a critic I have turned into a fan of dwyrin's basic series. As Dave suggested, I'm now uploading one of my own losses, while trying to apply dwyrin's "basic" style. I had to wait a while :) as I entered Foxy as a 1D and won my first 14 games. Then this guy came along, the first to respond to my greeting "hi" and the first to beat me (by 5,5)

The losing move is pretty clear, or rather the move where I failed to convert my advantage into a clear win. Instructively I failed to apply "attack for profit" (115) and lost because I went for an impossible kill (117).


Author:  Ian Butler [ Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Besides it being bad shape, I don't know what black 125 achieves. What am I missing?

Author:  dfan [ Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Ian Butler wrote:
Besides it being bad shape, I don't know what black 125 achieves. What am I missing?

It threatens K14.

Author:  Bill Spight [ Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Knotwilg wrote:
Lessons learnt

1) single stone corners are really urgent
2) hane at the head of two is really bad
3) don't just play good shape if there's a double purpose move


Hane at the head of two stones is bad? :shock: Wow! If that holds up, it's a really important finding. :)

Author:  Knotwilg [ Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Ian Butler wrote:
Besides it being bad shape, I don't know what black 125 achieves. What am I missing?


The idea was: destroy the eye while threatening to cut off a stone. BUt of course, with White connecting out, the first purpose was purposeless and the second too small.

Author:  Knotwilg [ Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Bill Spight wrote:
Knotwilg wrote:
Lessons learnt

1) single stone corners are really urgent
2) hane at the head of two is really bad
3) don't just play good shape if there's a double purpose move


Hane at the head of two stones is bad? :shock: Wow! If that holds up, it's a really important finding. :)


I guess you understood it correctly

Author:  sorin [ Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Knotwilg wrote:
Bill Spight wrote:
Knotwilg wrote:
Lessons learnt

1) single stone corners are really urgent
2) hane at the head of two is really bad
3) don't just play good shape if there's a double purpose move


Hane at the head of two stones is bad? :shock: Wow! If that holds up, it's a really important finding. :)


I guess you understood it correctly


This sounds intriguing - how is "hane at the head of two stones really bad" in general?

Author:  Knotwilg [ Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

I'm 3d on Foxy now, which should get me some more interesting games. The one today was interestingly ... over after 52 moves.


Author:  Ian Butler [ Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

That was over quickly :D
Only a few days ago I explored the option of cutting like your opponent did at the 3-3 invasion. Don't feel like you can get a real good result, more of a trick move.

You have such a good eye for proper shape. I admire that. I don't know what your weaknesses are as a player, but I think your strengths are definitely playing solid shapes. That and sharp moves. But maybe that's just a more subjective feeling from a weaker player.

Author:  Knotwilg [ Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:44 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Divide and conquer


Author:  Uberdude [ Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Is your Fox username directed at Theresa?

Author:  Knotwilg [ Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Uberdude wrote:
Is your Fox username directed at Theresa?


LOL I didn't realize it could!

No, I happen to own a second house in the north of France, in this beautiful town.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fumay

Author:  Bill Spight [ Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:05 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Knotwilg's practice

Uberdude wrote:
Is your Fox username directed at Theresa?


https://www.avis-de-deces.net/f_theresa ... _2015.html

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