For this week’s meditation, we are turning back the clock to my first game at the Go Congress 2014 — Prelude! For those who need a refresher, this game was from the day I arrived in New York and was asked to play a match while we were waiting for people to arrive. It’s a fun game that shows just how you can find the opportunity to reverse a game if you’re willing to roll up your sleeves and complicate things. Hope you enjoy this game!
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When you’re behind, making the game complicated is your best chance at reversing the game back in your favor.
1,Opening,Move 9 - This pincer was the right idea., Move 11 - This attachment was just awful.
2,Attack and Defense,Nothing worth mentioning, Move 93 - This was an abysmal attack that turned out great for White.
3,Shape,Nothing significant, Nothing significant
4,Strategy,Move 101 - This attachment was the seed that gave me the aji needed to turn the game back in my favor., Move 51 - Not approaching the corner showed poor positional judgment.
5,Overall Reading, Move 163 - Being able to see that I was going to lose the capturing race and restraining myself from the potential was a key moment in the game., Move 75 - Not extending and trying to switch directions with the atari was bad reading.
6,Endgame, N/A, N/A