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March 17th, 2005

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Victor Chow comments on Joburg Games

Victor Chow agreed to comment on two games played between Leander Gaum and myself. His comments illustrate the importance of simple reading; taking ones time to figure out the correct move, instead of playing and hoping. Good discussion on a Kitani joseki in the first game.

Leander Gaum vs Tristen Taylor (Victor Chow commentary), Game 1

Leander Gaum vs Tristen Taylor (Victor Chow commentary), Game 2

Posted by tristen in Game records

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  1. Steve says:

    Heh. Read a 9-move sequence and see you can save your cut-off stones with a cranes-nest tesuji. And you say “no reading at all”, Victor?

    I fear me the world of dan players is a long way off…

  2. konrad says:

    To be fair, the stones were captured in the first move of the sequence (you don’t have to play through the other moves if you just want to capture the cutting stones). Victor just showed at the end that connecting the stone in atari is pointless because of the cranes nest already being in place. You do need to already know the crane’s nest shape rather than have to read it out, but if you do it’s one move of reading.

    Of course, you still need to read the other moves to see that black is also capturing the large group of stones, but this is easy if you already know that your cut-off stones are not in danger – I think if black spots the crane’s nest idea at the beginning he is unlikely to miss the rest of the sequence.

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