2013 Tianxin Pharmaceutical Cup

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This is an exhibition game between Gu Li and Lee Sedol.

An English commentary can be found on [ext] Baduk TV as well as an accompanied, non-commented game record.

If you love sacrifice, you will adore this game. Lee Sedol, playing White, gave up an immense group, which seemed to be the key group of the game, to take large territory at the other side of the fences. Any amateur would shiver at the thought of sacrificing a group of that size and resign when losing it. Lee Sedol however shows us just how large the board actually is.

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Moves 1 to 10  
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Moves 11 to 20  

W4 is a move we see often in pro games nowadays. Conventional play is to make a two space extension at a. W4 follows another principle, leaning against a strong stone to reinforce one's own group.

With B9-W10 the game becomes very "hot".

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Moves 21 to 30  

Both Black and White are very busy making a base, escaping or closing in.

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Moves 31 to 40  
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Moves 41 to 50  

W6 prevents a connection through a monkey jump. W8 surrounds those stones. B9 goes for a large capture of White's heavy group.

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Moves 51 to 60  

The heavy group is treated lightly! Lee prefers the ponnuki and sacrifices the group.

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Moves 61 to 70  

Still he struggles to make the capture difficult and time consuming.

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Moves 71 to 80  
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Moves 81 to 90  
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Moves 91 to 100  
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Moves 101 to 110  

Thanks to the pressure on Black's eyeless group, White amasses territory on the right.

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Moves 111 to 120  
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Moves 121 to 130  
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Moves 131 to 140  
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Moves 141 to 150  
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Moves 151 to 160  
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Moves 161 to 170  
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Moves 171 to 180  
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Moves 181 to 190  
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Moves 191 to 200  
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Moves 201 to 210  
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Moves 211 to 220  
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Moves 221 to 230  
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Moves 231 to 236  

2013 Tianxin Pharmaceutical Cup last edited by 68.99.65.50 on September 22, 2013 - 10:29
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