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 Post subject: Ian Butler - Knotwilg
Post #1 Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:17 pm 
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Today I visited Ian at his home, covering the proverbial walking distance by bike. We discussed his last game, then played one. Whether this is the first game in a long series or the last we ever play, it deserves to be archived.

White: Knotwilg aka Dieter, playing since 1994, 2d.
Black: Ian Butler, born around that time, playing since 2018, level varying on opponent's strength.



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Post #2 Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:38 pm 
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Thumbs up, sight unseen. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Post #3 Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:59 pm 
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A few top of the head comments:

:b29: A floating move? If Black thinks that the White group on the left is weak, it is an attacking move.

:b33: Yes, well done. Black might have played here one move earlier, though.

:b47: This does not look like a DDK vs. Dan opening. :D

:b51: My feeling is to extend and take sente. Although perhaps C-14 is even better, eh?

:w60: Looks good to me.

:w62: Push once?

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Post #4 Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:25 am 
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Great stuff, thank you! I enjoyed reading the comments and exploring the variations. :tmbup:


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Post #5 Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:06 am 
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Wow, I only noticed this post here now. After your visit I was quite happy with my game but a bit sad that I could only remember like 12-15 moves. And here it is, completely!
It was a fun game we played. Knotwilg showed me some interesting variations and at times I could even find good alternative moves myself. I certainly hope it was the first of many games played :tmbup:

Though it's funny, I felt very good about this game at the moment, but now that I see it, (I still feel it was one of my better games, that's for certain, and probably one of the nicest to play) I am a little discontent, too. That's probably that voice inside of me that wants to get better and can't settle for anything less. I consider it a good thing :)

Even though knotwilg was fairly comfortable throughout the biggest part of the game, he said after the game that he certainly wasn't bored, so I consider that a victory, from a DDK playing a 2-dan :cool:

Thanks again for the great experience, knotwilg!

PS. A small anecdote about knotwilg's visit. I was so wrapped up on the Go-board, that I totally forgot to offer my guest even the most basics of hospitality and he left my house without even a drop of water. :oops: :oops: :oops: That is certainly the dark side of my thirst for Go knowledge :roll: :)

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