ChessWhiz Against lavalyn
Game started on August 13, 2002, with a 3-stone handicap.
ChessWhiz: - Good luck!
lavalyn: - Enjoy the game, and good luck!
- Hope this turns out to be a better game than Choice Go Game1.
- It was going well, sort of. It takes a lot of adjustment. Ah well, you'll find this game less jarring to your tactical senses.
- We will see.
- Very soon, I gather, too.
- Making a base, while reducing yours.
- Also making a base, but slightly smaller. Now you don't have as much of a base for and .
- Sliding into the corner.
lavalyn: - It is. But the response is probably not what you expected.
ChessWhiz: - Nope. Didn't expect that! I'll strengthen my two squared, baseless stones.
ChessWhiz: - Do Not Enter. :-)
lavalyn: - Enter.
ChessWhiz: - Oh, yeah? I'll show you enter!
lavalyn: - You get away with it this time. Once. Not twice.
ChessWhiz: - Yes, sir!
ChessWhiz: - Expanding the corner.
ChessWhiz: - I don't think you can kill the corner, so this should be bigger than responding there.
ChessWhiz: - We will see...
lavalyn: - Exchanging the corner for the side group... interesting. But that Black stone can still be an annoyance!
ChessWhiz: - The obvious move.
ChessWhiz: - Another obvious one. (Your last move looked like a great one to me.)
lavalyn: - now we tear the two White groups apart!
ChessWhiz: - I'd better run while I still can.
lavalyn: - not so fast! cut cut cut
ChessWhiz: - Looks like escaping might be difficult. Catch me if you can!
lavalyn: - Keeping up the chase!
ChessWhiz: - Run, group, run!
lavalyn: - Sacrifice 3 stones, build moyo, start putting pressure on the next White group.
ChessWhiz: - This ought to contain those 3 sneaky stones.
lavalyn: - Striking straight at the group's weak point. "Once a stone has served its purpose, don't hesitate to sacrifice it if it becomes a burden."
HolIgor: Actually this proverb applies to different situations. The purpose of adding another stone usually is to make the opponent to spend more moves to capture. White 55 is good for a different reason. (ChessWhiz: Very true.)
lavalyn: - Engulfing your two stones - since I'm connected out one way or another.
ChessWhiz: - My first reaction.
ChessWhiz: - Hm. Hmm... yeah, it is.
lavalyn: - Limits your moyo, attacks the three squared White stones, improves my moyo, helps my upper right.
ChessWhiz: - Jumping out into the center, and hopefully rescuing my three squared stones.
lavalyn: - Moving in and preparing to cut.
ChessWhiz: - Solidly extracting my squared stones. Other than that, this is a small move.
ChessWhiz: - Boo! Did I scare you?
lavalyn: - No. I wanted something like this to happen...
lavalyn: - The Obvious Response (tm)
ChessWhiz: - The Obvious Response to the Obvious Response (tm)
lavalyn: - Thanks! You made my game much easier...
ChessWhiz: - Hmmm... did you see a better move for me? If so, where?
ChessWhiz: - That doesn't look like sente to me. :-)
lavalyn: - Remember to ensure your stones are alive before you start attacking.
ChessWhiz: - Whoops, yeah, I'd better stay alive.
ChessWhiz: - Looks like I need to stir up some trouble fast if I want to avoid losing by a gazillion.
lavalyn: - Do as you will. I'll take my profit where I can.
ChessWhiz: - Do as you will. I'll take your profit where I can.
lavalyn: - No surprise.
ChessWhiz: - Here's some low-cost fun.
lavalyn: - That's rather sente in your position.
ChessWhiz: - Aah, I escaped!
lavalyn: - My turn to do some capping.
ChessWhiz: I just had 4 impacted wisdom teeth extracted, and am still recovering from the intense pain... so that's my excuse for taking a little break from SL. After taking a fresh view of the position, I believe I'm down by about 60 points. Considering we're in the late chuban stages of the game, and there is very little chance of making a comeback of that magnitude, I courteously resign. Thank you very much for the game!