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July 7th, 2017

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Victor Chow’s games from the 2017 Samsung Cup

Victor Chow shares his recent games in the 2017 Samsung Cup, along with some commentary on each one.

2017SumsungCupWDRound1VChow-RyanLi

2017SumsungCupWDRound2VChow-AJarbalin

2017SumsungCupWDRound3Elu-VChow

2017SumsungCupWDRound4MSurma-VChow

Posted by Chris Welsh as Game records, Game Reviews, Tournaments at 7:17 PM, No Comments »

November 7th, 2016

European Team Championship 2016/2017 Round Two Game Records

A couple of weeks ago the second round of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2016/2017 was played. South Africa, currently in the C League, faced Bulgaria. This time we managed a clean sweep, winning all four games. Andrew has reviewed his game, and Victor has kindly reviewed not only his own game, but Andrew’s review as well.

Original Game Records:
2016-10-25-round-2-board-1-youngpro-roseduke
2016-10-25-round-2-board-2-adavies-feanor
2016-10-25-round-2-board-3-nem-iaznab
2016-10-25-round-2-board-4-sente-semdd

Reviewed game Records:
2016-10-25-round-2-board-1-youngpro-roseduke-reviewed
2016-10-25-round-2-board-2-adavies-feanor-reviewed

Posted by Paul Steyn as EGF, Game records, Game Reviews, SAGA at 12:52 AM, No Comments »

October 24th, 2016

European Team Championship 2016/2017 Round One Game Records

A couple of weeks ago the first round of the Pandanet Go European Team Championship 2016/2017 was played. South Africa, currently in the C League, faced Lithuania, one of the stronger teams in the C League. There were some hard-fought, close games, and we managed a 2-2 result. Both Chris and Andrew have reviewed their games, and Victor has kindly reviewed not only his own game, but their reviews as well.

These games take place on average once every three weeks (schedule here) online on IGS. I have found that watching one or two of the games live gives one a much better feel for the game that really helps one understand the reviews, and this is a good way to help one improve.

Original Game Records:
2016-10-04-round-1-board-1-roseduke-andrius
2016-10-04-round-1-board-2-vladasltu-adavies
2016-10-04-round-1-board-3-iaznab-hurakami
2016-10-04-round-1-board-4-liquid-sente

Reviewed game Records:
2016-10-04-round-1-board-1-roseduke-andrius-reviewed
2016-10-04-round-1-board-2-vladasltu-adavies-reviewed
2016-10-04-round-1-board-4-liquid-sente-reviewed.

Posted by Paul Steyn as EGF, Game records, Game Reviews, SAGA at 10:00 PM, No Comments »

May 14th, 2015

European Team Championship – update and reviews

In round 10, we drew 2-2 with Lithuania. This leave it all to play for in the final round against Portugal – if we win, we go through to the playoffs.

Victor Chow has been reviewing all the matches, which is not only very useful for the players involved, but all South African players should be able to benefit from the comments that Victor provides. All game reviews have been uploaded to the European Team Championship page for 2014/15

Posted by Chris Welsh as Game Reviews, PGETC at 9:16 AM, No Comments »

September 4th, 2010

Reviews of league games from Chinese trip

Attached find some of my games against similarly ranked players that got reviewed by the pros – yes, I lost most of them 🙂

Day 2 vs Tim 1d
Day 4 vs Livien 3k
Day 5 vs Tomas 2k
Day 7 vs Rick 2k
Day 9 vs Kate 1d
Day 12 vs Tomas 2k
Day 14 vs Tim 1d
Day 15 vs Tony 2d
Day 16 vs Francois 3k
Day 17 vs Glen 1d
Day 24 vs Virgile 2d

Posted by Chris Welsh as Game Reviews at 12:42 AM, No Comments »

September 4th, 2010

Review of EGC2010 game – Cornel Burzo vs Kyoungnang Kang

Attached is a review of the game between Cornel Burzo vs Kyoungnang Kang at the 2010 EGC. The review was given by Peter Liu (MilanMilan on KGS)

Cornel Burzo vs Kyoungnang Kang at the 2010 EGC

Posted by Chris Welsh as Game Reviews at 12:13 AM, No Comments »

September 1st, 2010

Mini Chinese Lecture Notes

Attached is an sgf of a 6 day lecture series by Jin Jing 2p (English name Jack, aka smartrobot on KGS) on the mini Chinese opening. The main line shows a 52 move whole board joseki which is considered best play by both players, and ends with an even result. There are many variations along the way, for instance, at move 13, there are variations which show the so-called Korean, Chinese and Japanese ways, while at move 52, some invasion possibilities are demonstrated for white.

Jack was basing the lectures on a book from a few years ago, and in some variations he didn’t agree with conclusions, which are noted. In addition, some conclusions are just “ko”, or “seki”, and are not necesssarily fully played out. These should be verified if in doubt.

I found the lecture series very interesting and I hope some of what I learnt can be discovered from the sgf. I recommend using an sgf viewer that clearly illustrates where variations are available, such as CGoban.

Mini Chinese Lecture Notes

Posted by Chris Welsh as Game Reviews at 9:50 AM, 1 Comment »

August 31st, 2010

Game review of Ben vs Chris

Attached is a review of the 3rd quarter internet match between Ben Gale (3d) and Chris Welsh (1k). The game was reviewed by Steve (I don’t know his Chinese name). Steve is a Chinese 5d, and is the strongest amateur player in Beijing.

Ben Gale vs Chris Welsh

Posted by Chris Welsh as Game Reviews at 8:59 AM, 1 Comment »