So I think I’ll start summarizing my games with one word synopsis to describe the what I believe to be the ultimate aura and ambiance of the game. Today’s choice of word: slaughtered. In other words, like a lamb being led to the slaughter, I let a 12 kyu draw me into fighting situations where my (already poor) reading ability ruined any chance I had of beating him in the game. Let me run a few off my hand…. misreading capturing races, missing shortage of liberties, blatantly trying to save a group that was in atari which missed my reading. I do think I should have won. My strategy was far more solid overall, but I got drawn back into focusing on the fighting. There’s a little guy in my head right now yelling, “TERRITORY YOU IDIOT! THIS IS NOT FIRST CAPTURE!” Sigh… Enjoy the following horrific game that I am so ashamed to call my own.
So for now I guess I’ll be posting my games on a regular basis since I think it’ll be helpful to see some of my mistakes (which I’m sure many other DDKs are making). I’ll be including my own review of my game to show you what I see through my eyes so that hopefully you can gain something from it too.
So here’s the game that broke my miserable resignation streak from last night. It was a game against a 9k. We played with a proper handicap this time (one guy tried to give me less stones earlier and as the idiot I accepted… let’s just say it didn’t go so well).
Overall, I definitely have come to see the game in a different light. As someone who was told that life and death is my first priority, it’s easy to get caught up in old habits and just simply try to kill the opponent’s stones the whole time. This game was a clear illustration of my growth from that mindset. At least I hope it is…