Favorite Moment 1

    Keywords: MiddleGame, Strategy

This game is one of my favorites simply because the moves White plays make perfect sense, but how they were conceived is a complete mystery. It is taken from the second game of the 40th Judan title match.

Takemiya Masaki (W) vs. O Rissei (B)  

White is definitely behind in territory. He has plenty of thickness, but how can he use it effectively?

In the commentary I originally saw this game from, Kamimura Kunio 9-dan said "I wouldn't know (where to play) if I thought a million years."

Takemiya Masaki (W) vs. O Rissei (B)  

The moves from W1 to B4 seem normal enough but W5 to me at least seems absolutely astounding.

Who on earth would attach on top of a stone on the fourth line? But the more you look at this move, the better it seems.

Takemiya Masaki (W) vs. O Rissei (B)  

The moves from B1 to B7 seem like the only moves to avoid becoming overconcentrated for Black. If White were allowed to play on the side of B1, he could get a very solid moyo that is almost territory.

With W8, Takemiya commences a beautiful assault on the black+circle stone up top. The eventual result of the game is W+8.5.

Favorite Moment 1 last edited by on June 19, 2004 - 02:20
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