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Post #441 Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:59 am 
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Here is my thinking for White 206.

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[go]$$Wc Throw in ko (W7 @ 3)
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . X 3 4 5 X 6 a . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . X 8 X O O X 1 2 . . X X . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X O O . O X . X X O O X . . . . . |
$$ | . . X O . O O X X O O O . X . X X X . |
$$ | . . . X O . O X O . . O O O X X O X X |
$$ | . . X X O O . X O . O X O X X . O O O |
$$ | . . X O O . . X O . O X X X . X O . . |
$$ | X X X X O . X X O . . O X . O O . O . |
$$ | X O O O . O X O . X . O . X O . O X O |
$$ | O . . , . . O O . , . O O O O , O X . |
$$ | . O . . . . . . . X . O X X O O X . X |
$$ | . . X . . . O O . X O O . X . O X X . |
$$ | . . . . . O X O O O X O O X X O O X X |
$$ | . . O . O X X O X X X X O . X X O X O |
$$ | . . . . O X X X . . . X O . . . O O O |
$$ | . . . O . X . . . , O X O . X X X O X |
$$ | . . . O O X . X . X X O O X . X . X X |
$$ | . . O O X . X . X X O O . X . . X . . |
$$ | . . O X X . . X O O O . O X . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


White starts by throwing in with :w1:, which creates a ko threat at "a" after :b6:. Then :w3: is another throw in to create the ko. :w7: takes the ko, which is a sente ko. In addition, White has the advantage in ko threats, so Black will fill at :b8: sooner or later. (And in this case, sooner is better than later.)

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[go]$$Wcm9
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . X W . O X X . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . X B X O O X . X . . X X . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X O O . O X . X X O O X . . . . . |
$$ | . . X O . O O X X O O O . X . X X X . |
$$ | . . . X O . O X O . . O O O X X O X X |
$$ | . . X X O O . X O . O X O X X . O O O |
$$ | . . X O O . . X O . O X X X . X O . . |
$$ | X X X X O . X X O . . O X . O O . O 3 |
$$ | X O O O . O X O . X . O . X O . O X O |
$$ | O . . , . . O O . , . O O O O , O X 2 |
$$ | . O . . . . . . . X . O X X O O X . X |
$$ | . . X . . . O O . X O O . X . O X X . |
$$ | . . . . . O X O O O X O O X X O O X X |
$$ | . . O . O X X O X X X X O . X X O X O |
$$ | . . . . O X X X . . . X O 5 . 4 O O O |
$$ | . . . O . X . . . , O X O . X X X O X |
$$ | . . . O O X . X . X X O O X . X . X X |
$$ | . . O O X . X . X X O O 1 X . . X . . |
$$ | . . O X X . . X O O O . O X . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


The result of the throw in ko in the top left is that Black has filled at :bc:, leaving a 1/3 pt. ko. By comparison with Black simply playing at D-19, White has gained 2/3 pt., 1 pt. for Black filling minus 1/3 point for the value of the ko. White continues with :w9:, gaining 2/3 pt. Next Black will play :b10: and :b12: to eliminate ko threats, and then will take the final ko in the top left.

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Post #442 Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:08 pm 
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A 1/3 point ko. No wonder I couldn't find it. :oops:

More seriously, when I posted the previous game I said there was good news and bad news. The bad news is that I got up to 5k KGS for all of one game. I promptly started losing game after game, to the point that I've been demoted to 7k again. I feel like I have to start all over from the beginning again. :mad: It's tough not to get frustrated when I don't see what I'm doing differently in all the games I'm losing as opposed to all the games that I was winning to get to 5k.

And sometimes for all the work I've done I wonder how much I've really learned. I feel like I'm having the same problems in my game that I did when I started this thread months ago: my opponents get lots of territory from their moyos and I don't; pincer attacks work for them but not for me; and don't get me started on thickness. If I make frivolous comments about 1/3 point kos, it's because almost all of my games are decided well before the endgame, so there are more important things to focus on if I want to improve.

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Post #443 Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:26 pm 
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Fedya wrote:
More seriously, when I posted the previous game I said there was good news and bad news. The bad news is that I got up to 5k KGS for all of one game. I promptly started losing game after game, to the point that I've been demoted to 7k again. I feel like I have to start all over from the beginning again. :mad: It's tough not to get frustrated when I don't see what I'm doing differently in all the games I'm losing as opposed to all the games that I was winning to get to 5k.


I have taken a quick look at your rating graph. Sure, there are ups and downs, but overall you are about 1/2 stone stronger than you were 6 months ago. That's a quite respectable rate of advancement of about 1 stone per year. :) And you just beat a 3 kyu! :clap: Keep on studying the basics and you could well make a solid 5 kyu rating in another year. Courage, mon vieux, courage! :rambo:

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Post #444 Posted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:28 am 
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I would like to help you to get 1~3k. all you have to do only 3 things:
1. solve tsumego everyday. (5-10 go problems pre day is enough). use tsumego App on smartphone.
2. learn about "SHAPE" or "making shape strategy".
Book: Shape Up! - By Charles Matthews
3. learn tesuji. you need mentor or go book.
Book:
Get Strong at Tesuji - Richard Bozulich
Elementary Go Series - Volume 3 - Tesuji - By James Davies
Tesuji and anti-suji of Go by Sakata Eio

Thats all. you can also learn about opening theory only if you have time.
Below URL may useful for you:

http://shinkaya.blogspot.com/2017/06/tsumego-problem-for-sdk-player-sgf.html

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