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.
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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.
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
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
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.
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.