Monday, June 26, 2017

First Day

First day of Go camp!

I won my first league game today!  My opponent was Arthur Touchard from Paris:

I played the Yunguseng opening.  I made a mistake coming out with my group, so he cut me off, which was a good result for him.  Later, he made a reading mistake and resigned.  Here it is, with a few comments from Maeda-sensei:

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[0.00] PW[Arthur Touchard]PB[Becci]LB[ne:2][mi:1][qk:3]C[B+Res. Reviewed by Maeda-Sensei] ;B[pd] ;W[dd] ;B[pq] ;W[dp] ;B[fq] ;W[cn] ;B[ip] ;W[qn] ;B[po] ;W[rp] ;B[pl] ;W[pn] ;B[on] ;W[om] ;B[nn] ;W[qo] ;B[pp]LB[qo:A][pp:B]C[Bad exchange for White.] ;W[pm] ;B[ql] ;W[pi] ;B[oj] ;W[ol] ;B[pj] ;W[qh] ;B[qj] ;W[qf] ;B[qe] ;W[pf] ;B[nc] ;W[mk] (;B[mi]C[This is not a good idea because it leaves a cut.] ;W[mg] (;B[ne]C[This is a mistake, because now White can cut.] ;W[ni] ;B[oi] ;W[nh] ;B[nj] ;W[mj] ;B[nl] ;W[nk] ;B[ok] ;W[nm] ;B[ml] ;W[mm] ;B[ll] ;W[li] ;B[lj] ;W[mh] ;B[lk] ;W[mi] (;B[rk] ;W[mn] ;B[mp] ;W[kn] ;B[cf] ;W[lp] ;B[lq] ;W[kq] ;B[mq] ;W[kp] ;B[dr] ;W[cq] ;B[iq] ;W[ji] ;B[ci] ;W[fc] ;B[bd] ;W[cc] ;B[ik] ;W[im] ;B[gk] ;W[dj] ;B[ek] ;W[cj] ;B[bi] ;W[hj] ;B[hk] ;W[fi] ;B[fn] ;W[fp] ;B[gp] ;W[go] ;B[fo] ;W[ep] ;B[ho] ;W[gm] ;B[gn] ;W[fl] ;B[hm] ;W[hl] ;B[hn]) (;B[rm]LB[rh:A]C[Black should play here. This take's an eye from White in the corner, and then this move is not sente for White. Black can live this way because Black has A.])) (;B[oi]C[Maybe here?])) (;B[mj] ;W[lk] ;B[oh]LB[qj:A]C[This is one idea. Black's A group is not strong, so Black should fix the problem, not leave a cut.]) (;B[oi]C[Or maybe just turn here.]))

In the afternoon, we had lectures by Maeda-sensei (introducing our homework) and then by two pros, Frances Meyers 1P and Takami Hoshikawa 4P.

After the lectures, they did teaching games.  I got to play a simul game vs. Takami Hoshikawa.  I think all 4 of us might have won our games (not sure what happened in Gabby's game), which makes it seem like that might have been intentional.  We did have large handicaps (he gave me 5 stones) but still...  Anyway, here's the game.

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]HA[5]KM[0.00] PW[Takami Hoshikawa 4P]PB[Becci]AB[dd][pd][jj][dp][pp]C[B+Res.] ;W[qn] ;B[nq] ;W[nc] ;B[kd] ;W[qf] ;B[oe] ;W[qc] ;B[pc] ;W[qd] ;B[og] ;W[pe] ;B[pf] ;W[qe] ;B[od] ;W[pb] ;B[ob] ;W[qb] ;B[cf] ;W[fq] ;B[cn] ;W[jp] ;B[dj] ;W[fc] ;B[ec] ;W[fd] ;B[hd] ;W[ef] ;B[dg] ;W[hc] ;B[ic] ;W[gb] ;B[hb] ;W[gd] ;B[gc] ;W[eb] ;B[db] ;W[hc] ;B[hq] ;W[hp] ;B[gc] ;W[ce] ;B[de] ;W[df] ;B[cd] ;W[hc] ;B[iq] ;W[ip] ;B[gc] ;W[cg] ;B[be] ;W[hc] ;B[jq] ;W[kq] ;B[kr] ;W[lr] ;B[lq] ;W[kp] ;B[mr] ;W[gq] ;B[ls] ;W[he] ;B[dr] ;W[bf] ;B[ce] ;W[id] ;B[ql] ;W[qp] ;B[qq] ;W[rq] ;B[qr] ;W[po] ;B[rp] ;W[ro] ;B[qo] ;W[do] ;B[co] ;W[qp] ;B[go] ;W[fo] ;B[qo] ;W[ep] ;B[dq] ;W[qp] ;B[gn] ;W[gp] ;B[qo] ;W[dh] (;B[qp] ;W[eg] ;B[qg] ;W[rg] ;B[qh] ;W[rh] ;B[qi] ;W[pl] ;B[mo] ;W[qm] ;B[rl] ;W[pk] ;B[qj] ;W[om] ;B[oo] ;W[ml] ;B[kn] ;W[in] ;B[kl] ;W[nj] ;B[lj] ;W[nh] ;B[mf] ;W[li] ;B[ki] ;W[lh] ;B[mj] ;W[mi] ;B[oi] ;W[ni] ;B[dn] ;W[hl] ;B[jg] ;W[lf] ;B[mg] ;W[kh] ;B[jh] ;W[kf] ;B[me] ;W[ld] ;B[le] ;W[ke] ;B[lc] ;W[jd] ;B[md] ;W[ii] ;B[ji] ;W[il] ;B[ln] ;W[fn] ;B[cj] ;W[el] ;B[cl] ;W[kb] ;B[lb] ;W[kc] ;B[oc] ;W[ri] ;B[rj] ;W[bg] ;B[ea] ;W[fb] ;B[pn] ;W[pm] ;B[gj] ;W[aj] ;B[bk] ;W[gk] ;B[fj] ;W[hj] ;B[jf] ;W[ld] ;B[em] ;W[fm] ;B[kd] ;W[je] ;B[ka] ;W[ja] ;B[la] ;W[jb] ;B[rn] ;W[rm] ;B[so] ;W[hr] ;B[is] ;W[nn] ;B[no] ;W[sm] ;B[oj] ;W[nk] ;B[oh] ;W[oa] ;B[na] ;W[pa] ;B[si]) (;B[eg] ;W[qp] ;B[eh] ;W[sp]C[This is good for Black.]))

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Yesterday I went to Mt. Takao to do some hiking.  It was beautiful (and very popular).

They promised views of Mt. Fuji, but it was too cloudy.

It was such a lovely hike; I could have gone on forever.  I ended up hiking at least 16 kilometers, much more than I thought I would.  To get to the last peak I hit, I ended up on a side path that was *much* harder than the main path.  I descended all the way to the bottom of valley between the peaks and switchbacked up the very steep side.  There were fewer people on that path though.  And the top (where I enjoyed a beer served with pickles) was stunning.

There were shrines all along the path where you could pray to the gods for good fortune.  Someone tenderly provides bibs and little knitted hats for them.  

I loved this old worn-down one:

I was not expecting any Go-related adventures on this outing, but I ran across one anyway.  On the way down from Mt. Takao, I chose one of the less-traveled paths.  It was more like the hiking to which I am accustomed in the US (dirt and stone paths, often along a stream bed instead of paved path with ice cream stands every half kilometer).  Even on this path they had educational signs posted every so often.  One of them was this:

I might have slipped a small piece of slate into my pocket as a souvenir...  (Not nearly so bad, I think, as stealing a cobblestone from Blarney Castle.) 

Today we take the Shinkansen to Osaka!  We're headed to Go camp!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Nihon Ki-in

Shawn and Pete and I spent the day touristing around Tokyo yesterday.  One of our highlights was a stop at the Nihon Ki-in.

They had a little museum downstairs with some Go artifacts.  My favorites were the old handwritten kifus.  

Unfortunately, we couldn't go in to the fancy playing room because this game was being played in the room while we were there:

(;EV[4th Japanese Aidu Chuo Hospital Cup, final 3] DT[2017-06-23] PB[Xie Yimin]BR[6p] PW[Fujisawa Rina]WR[3p] KM[6.5]RE[W+R] SO[] ;B[qd];W[dc];B[pq];W[dp];B[nc];W[qo];B[qk];W[op];B[oq];W[np];B[mq];W[qq];B[mp];W[pp];B[mn];W[nq];B[nr];W[qr];B[ce];W[ci];B[fc];W[ed];B[fd];W[ef];B[fe];W[ee];B[gg];W[bd];B[mf];W[pj];B[pk];W[oj];B[ok];W[nj];B[ri];W[lj];B[jg];W[fq];B[jj];W[ml];B[nm];W[km];B[gp];W[gq];B[ip];W[mm];B[ph];W[ln];B[lo];W[ko];B[kp];W[jo];B[jp];W[nn];B[mo];W[ng];B[nh];W[pd];B[qc];W[mg];B[mh];W[lg];B[lh];W[kg];B[kh];W[og];B[oh];W[ke];B[jf];W[md];B[kc];W[nd];B[pe];W[lc];B[nb];W[kb];B[kd];W[jb];B[jd];W[mb];B[ib];W[oe];B[nf];W[mc];B[le];W[qe];B[pf];W[of];B[ld];W[pg];B[qf];W[qg];B[re];W[rf];B[qe];W[qi];B[qh];W[rh];B[qj];W[pi];B[sh];W[rg];B[rk];W[rm];B[pm];W[qm];B[pc];W[od];B[nl];W[nk];B[om];W[sj];B[no];W[si];B[rj];W[on];B[pn];W[oo];B[sk];W[pl])

When we went back to the nearest subway stop, we saw this:

Thursday, June 22, 2017


I made some new friends in a diner/bar in Tokyo last night:

It definitely felt like a Japanese version of Cheers, with me as the topic of last night's episode.

It was a great test run of my limited Japanese language skills.  They dug out a few laminated cards with questions on them (in English for me and in Japanese for them) like, "Where are you from?" and "How long will you stay in Japan?"  I managed to communicate that I'm a Go player, at an amateur 2 dan level (but hoping to get to 5 dan and hence going to Osaka for 1 month to study), that I'm from Boston and teach math at a university (this elicited an excessive amount of awe), and that it was my first time in Japan.  I *think* the wife of the husband-wife proprietor team was trying to tell me that another woman there (who left before this photograph, but after going out and coming back with parfaits for everyone) was some sort of TV personality.  Oh, and the wife-owner also asked me if I was single and then proceeded to try to hook me up with everyone in the bar.

I also got to test out my cards that say I'm allergic to shrimp and shellfish, which seemed to work and resulted in much of the evening spent on a discussion of what I could/should eat.  The guy with the mustache in this photo wanted to get me to eat natto, but I know better.

In the photo: next to me is the wife-owner, the husband-owner is waving, and the other folks are a couple who are clearly regulars.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I'm off!

I'm in the Seattle airport, waiting to board my flight to Tokyo!  I'll have a few days in Tokyo to recover from jetlag, and then off to Osaka Go Camp!

I've been enjoying a lovely layover in Portland and Seattle with Lauren and the Burgess family.

We'll do a bit of sightseeing in Tokyo, but I'm really looking forward to settling down to study in Osaka.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

AYD game 2

I won my AYD game against Andrew last night.

I screwed up a shape that I know:

I know this!  But for some reason I blanked when White captured.  Black can play A, but I chickened out and played B.  Part of it was a lack of confidence.  But part of it was also that I didn't want my stones in the middle to get attacked.  But In-seong says because Black's head is out to the center, White can't do much there anyway.

Apparently, I don't know that shape as well as I thought I did.  But Guo Juan has a pair of Lunch Special lectures on it, with problems!  So I'll know it much better soon.  :)

Here are a few more comments from In-seong on my game with Andrew.

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50]TM[2400]OT[3x30 byo-yomi] PW[hndrewaall]PB[greyhound]WR[1d]DT[2017-05-23]PC[The KGS Go Server at]C[Black + Res.]RE[B+Resign] ;B[pd]BL[2384.73] ;W[dp]WL[2398.068] ;B[qp]BL[2381.487] ;W[dd]WL[2394.81] ;B[nq]BL[2377.951] (;W[qf]WL[2386.205] ;B[pj]BL[2358.101]C[In-seong says this pincer is nice for Black.] ;W[qc]WL[2356.007] ;B[qd]BL[2351.016] ;W[pc]WL[2353.843] ;B[od]BL[2349.532] ;W[rd]WL[2352.137] ;B[re]BL[2347.788] ;W[rc]WL[2350.984] ;B[qe]BL[2346.193] ;W[nc]WL[2349.02] ;B[pf]BL[2339.726] ;W[fq]WL[2318.394] ;B[cf]BL[2329.589] ;W[ch]WL[2295.193] ;B[cc]BL[2294.227]C[In-seong hesitated with this move. I also didn't like it. But he didn't really offer a better option. ] ;W[cd]WL[2291.001] ;B[dc]BL[2292.601] ;W[ed]WL[2274.407] ;B[bd]BL[2290.852] ;W[be]WL[2270.707] ;B[bc]BL[2289.635] ;W[ce]WL[2267.02] ;B[fc]BL[2288.208] (;W[hc]WL[2231.434]C[This White move was slow.] ;B[gc]BL[2244.683] ;W[hd]WL[2225.557] ;B[jp]BL[2232.843] ;W[qo]WL[2208.711]C[This is the wrong invasion for the large knight's enclosure.] ;B[pp]BL[2219.796] ;W[ql]WL[2191.688] ;B[rk]BL[2194.934] ;W[ol]WL[2143.045] (;B[nj]BL[2170.067] ;W[mm]WL[2102.824] ;B[on]BL[2132.449]C[But this is also good for Black.] ;W[om]WL[2078.773] ;B[pn]BL[2123.56] ;W[km]WL[2027.952] ;B[im]BL[2061.924] ;W[il]WL[1989.932] ;B[hm]BL[2047.375] ;W[jl]WL[1983.812]C[Now Black is ahead, and can easily erase White's side.] ;B[cj]BL[2008.781] (;W[cg]WL[1949.093] ;B[cn]BL[1995.394] ;W[cl]WL[1908.815] ;B[bl]BL[1886.155] ;W[bk]WL[1818.423] ;B[ck]BL[1881.162] ;W[bm]WL[1812.359] ;B[dl]BL[1874.703] ;W[cm]WL[1790.105] ;B[dm]BL[1869.299] ;W[al]WL[1782.3] (;B[dn]BL[1690.569] ;W[bo]WL[1763.005] ;B[me]BL[1629.584] ;W[mc]WL[1697.978] ;B[hq]BL[1593.721] ;W[dk]WL[1561.246] ;B[ej]BL[1437.811] ;W[fl]WL[1520.651] ;B[ek]BL[1423.065] ;W[fn]WL[1509.491]LB[cp:B][dq:C][eq:A]TR[bm][bo][dp][fq]C[I knew White's shape was weak, but I couldn't find the move to exploit it. I looked at A and B, but C is the move. Once In-seong pointed it out, it was obvious.] ;B[bn]BL[1377.817] ;W[an]WL[1505.671] (;B[bj]BL[1373.653] ;W[co]WL[1497.59] ;B[gk]BL[1336.395] ;W[gl]WL[1484.672] ;B[hl]BL[1285.209] ;W[hk]WL[1438.569] ;B[fo]BL[1262.195] ;W[gn]WL[1400.507] ;B[fp]BL[1231.398] ;W[eq]WL[1335.561] ;B[ho]BL[1176.942] ;W[eo]WL[1225.281] (;B[gj]BL[1153.15] ;W[fh]WL[1167.722]C[It's slow for White to connect though...] ;B[ii]BL[1125.839] ;W[ik]WL[1149.259] ;B[hh]BL[1093.646] ;W[hj]WL[1131.614] ;B[gi]BL[1072.637] ;W[hi]WL[1128.665] ;B[gh]BL[1070.42] ;W[ih]WL[1127.484] ;B[ff]BL[983.506] ;W[fg]WL[1107.007] ;B[hf]BL[972.78] ;W[ge]WL[1072.776] ;B[gf]BL[965.732] ;W[hb]WL[1054.107] ;B[ji]BL[896.846] ;W[kp]WL[1028.734] ;B[kq]BL[888.255] ;W[lq]WL[1022.545] ;B[lp]BL[869.641] ;W[ko]WL[958.888] ;B[lr]BL[829.843] ;W[en]WL[911.031] ;B[je]BL[792.477] ;W[lh]WL[810.614] ;B[lj]BL[733.036] ;W[le]WL[700.391] ;B[lf]BL[668.311] ;W[mf]WL[696.353] ;B[ld]BL[625.124] ;W[ne]WL[633.246] ;B[ke]BL[612.395] ;W[nd]WL[631.649] ;B[nf]BL[593.051] ;W[mg]WL[629.768] ;B[of]BL[547.261] ;W[nh]WL[613.684] ;B[oi]BL[440.322]) (;B[en]C[Apparently Black can just cut here. I wasn't 100% sure, and didn't want to risk it.])) (;B[dq]C[This works. (Pretty obvious, huh? Why didn't I see this in the game!?)])) (;B[bn]C[Black can (and should!) play down here.] ;W[dn] ;B[cq]C[Black can take the corner.])) (;W[cl]C[In-seong suggested this instead. Black can't do much against White's group. Better to endure this way than to be too passive.])) (;B[nk]C[In-seong suggested this as a possibility, so that White has to push Black from behind.] ;W[nl] ;B[mk] ;W[ml] ;B[lk])) (;W[jp]C[White should play here to increase/reduce.])) (;W[qj]C[White usually splits, especially with the large knight's enclosure.]))

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Tale of Two Games

Last week I lost my first AYD game.  But then, the next morning I played a game that I knew would be reviewed by Guo Juan.  In my AYD game, I had played Black.  In my GJ game, I played White and my opponent obligingly played the exact same opening I had played as Black the day before!  So I got to try the same game from the other side.  :)  Unfortunately, I didn't get my AYD review until after my second game.  Here are comments from both.

AYD game:
(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50]TM[2400]OT[3x30 byo-yomi] PW[boltar]PB[greyhound]WR[1d]DT[2017-05-16]PC[The KGS Go Server at]RE[W+Resign] ;B[pd]BL[2381.788]C[boltar [1d\]: no problem, works better for me too ] ;W[dd]WL[2390.361] ;B[qp]BL[2372.476] ;W[dq]WL[2384.902] ;B[oq]BL[2360.233] ;W[qf]WL[2382.066] ;B[pi]BL[2352.092] ;W[nd]WL[2319.785] ;B[pf]BL[2343.375] (;W[pg]WL[2311.561] ;B[of]BL[2340.096] ;W[qc]WL[2251.359] ;B[qe]BL[2323.704] ;W[pc]WL[2248.709] (;B[rf]BL[2318.958]C[But this opening is pretty ok for Black.] ;W[jp]WL[2214.295] ;B[cf]BL[2268.379] ;W[fc]WL[2134.712] ;B[do]BL[2222.807] ;W[dl]WL[2099.643] (;B[eq]BL[2176.909] (;W[er]WL[2046.58] ;B[ep]BL[2172.882] ;W[fr]WL[1992.905] ;B[cq]BL[2168.879] (;W[cr]WL[1988.247] ;B[dp]BL[2163.537] ;W[dr]WL[1986.479] ;B[hp]BL[2156.975]LB[cp:A]C[Now White's cut at A is not big (Black can extend and squeeze) and White is pressed down to the second line.] ;W[ch]WL[1809.669] (;B[lq]BL[2108.25] ;W[bq]WL[1694.073] (;B[lc]BL[2067.852] ;W[nb]WL[1678.963] ;B[ic]BL[2061.339] ;W[df]WL[1594.144]C[Good move locally, but right side is more urgent.] (;B[dg]BL[1975.776]C[Black should also play the right side, which is bigger. Also, locally, this is not the right move. This is a well-known bad move. ] ;W[cg]WL[1588.806] ;B[de]BL[1948.907] ;W[ef]WL[1586.815] ;B[cd]BL[1933.321] ;W[ee]WL[1583.2] ;B[ce]BL[1918.805] ;W[cc]WL[1484.614] ;B[dc]BL[1908.3] ;W[ed]WL[1482.179] ;B[bc]BL[1893.977] ;W[cb]WL[1480.614] ;B[bb]BL[1891.044] ;W[db]WL[1478.427] ;B[bg]BL[1829.142] ;W[bh]WL[1475.516] ;B[bf]BL[1758.447] ;W[iq]WL[1436.622] ;B[hq]BL[1754.224] ;W[hr]WL[1433.97] ;B[hm]BL[1703.659] ;W[qo]WL[1321.654] (;B[po]BL[1663.593] ;W[qn]WL[1318.579] ;B[rp]BL[1661.832] ;W[pn]WL[1308.399] ;B[oo]BL[1659.78] ;W[qk]WL[1293.912] ;B[rj]BL[1624.182] ;W[nm]WL[1263.208]C[In-seong prefers White now, though Black is not behind by points. But White was bad before, but now made an even game.] ;B[nk]BL[1469.054] ;W[lm]WL[1159.95] ;B[mn]BL[1437.103] ;W[mm]WL[1097.264] ;B[ko]BL[1424.167] ;W[lk]WL[1055.995] (;B[jl]BL[1401.319]C["better than nothing" but not really doing much.] ;W[li]WL[1023.828] ;B[ie]BL[1377.265] ;W[kr]WL[926.481]C[White does not need to play here.] (;B[ek]BL[1360.275]C[Black gets a chance to come in, but this move is slack.] ;W[dk]WL[905.428] ;B[ej]BL[1356.348] ;W[di]WL[831.616] ;B[cm]BL[1346.036] ;W[dm]WL[698.441] ;B[cn]BL[1334.074] ;W[fm]WL[693.889]C[Black is thin.] ;B[gn]BL[1307.496] ;W[gk]WL[677.545] ;B[bk]BL[1292.899] (;W[dj]WL[669.419] ;B[rd]BL[1143.49] ;W[rc]WL[663.929] (;B[rk]BL[1024.412]C[This move is also wrong.] ;W[hh]WL[487.505] ;B[kj]BL[972.155] ;W[lj]WL[484.075] ;B[ij]BL[967.669] ;W[hi]WL[467.468] ;B[jh]BL[916.979] ;W[oj]WL[462.498] ;B[pl]BL[876.76] ;W[ql]WL[371.127] ;B[oi]BL[826.648] ;W[nj]WL[325.259] ;B[qj]BL[805.328] ;W[pj]WL[314.9] ;B[rl]BL[767.949] ;W[rm]WL[294.046] ;B[on]BL[753.468] ;W[om]WL[278.377] ;B[pk]BL[747.069] ;W[qm]WL[275.783] ;B[ni]BL[742.954] ;W[mi]WL[238.997] ;B[ok]BL[732.005] ;W[mj]WL[232.715] ;B[pm]BL[710.007] ;W[sm]WL[145.26] ;B[ro]BL[705.753] ;W[mk]WL[142.007] ;B[lr]BL[682.923] ;W[ba]WL[91.863] ;B[ad]BL[667.995] ;W[jd]WL[30]OW[3] ;B[jc]BL[651.704] ;W[id]WL[30]OW[3] ;B[hd]BL[640.47] ;W[hc]WL[30]OW[3] ;B[ke]BL[521.385] ;W[he]WL[30]OW[3] ;B[gd]BL[487.727] ;W[je]WL[30]OW[3] ;B[jf]BL[482.339] ;W[kd]WL[30]OW[3] ;B[ld]BL[477.603] ;W[if]WL[30]OW[3] ;B[kc]BL[476.2] ;W[ie]WL[30]OW[3] ;B[gc]BL[445.962] ;W[kf]WL[30]OW[3] ;B[jg]BL[420.519] ;W[le]WL[30]OW[3] ;B[gb]BL[411.896] ;W[il]WL[30]OW[2] ;B[im]BL[321.282] ;W[nh]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[og]BL[276.266] ;W[ji]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[ii]BL[200.146] ;W[jn]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[jm]BL[168.995] ;W[la]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[kb]BL[141.641] ;W[ls]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[jr]BL[29.574] ;W[kq]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[ir]BL[13.746] ;W[hs]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[ms]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[js]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[ip]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[jq]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[jo]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[mr]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[ks]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[ab]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[be]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[ls]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[rn]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[nl]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[ks]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[ag]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[af]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[ls]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[sn]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[ol]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[ks]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[oh]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[ph]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[ls]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[hj]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[gj]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[kp]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[is]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[mq]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[ns]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[nr]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[or]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[ms]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[qi]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[qh]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[mr]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[sc]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[sb]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[sd]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[nq]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[rb]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[qb]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[sa]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[md]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[ge]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[gf]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[qr]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[np]WL[30]OW[1] ;B[mo]BL[30]OB[2] ;W[kn]WL[30]OW[1]) (;B[pl]C[Black needs to play the shoulder hit. Much more annoying.] (;W[on] ;B[ql]) (;W[ql] ;B[on] ;W[om] ;B[pm] ;W[pk] ;B[ol] ;W[ok] ;B[nl] (;W[nj] ;B[qm] ;W[rm]) (;W[qm] ;B[nj])))) (;W[gi]C[White can just capture -- the cut is not working.])) (;B[cj]C[Black should invade directly. Much more annoying for White.] (;W[dj] ;B[di] ;W[ci] ;B[dk] ;W[ej] ;B[ck] ;W[ek] ;B[dh]C[White's stones are dead.]) (;W[di] ;B[dj] ;W[ej] ;B[ei]C[Working]))) (;B[jm]C[This one at least makes Black connected.]) (;B[cj]C[But invading here now is probably better.])) (;B[qm]C[Maybe Black should play this way, to still focus on the side.])) (;B[de]C[Black should wedge.] (;W[ce] ;B[ee] (;W[bf] ;B[ed]C[Black can push and cut -- good for Black.]) (;W[cd]C[White must connect.] ;B[dg]C[Ladder works for Black.])) (;W[ee] ;B[ce] ;W[ef] (;B[dg] ;W[cg]C[Now Black will not make this exchange.]) (;B[cg] ;W[dh] ;B[cd] ;W[cc] ;B[bc] ;W[dc] ;B[bb]C[Much better living shape for Black than the game.])))) (;B[pl]C[Black's potential on the right is bigger than White's potential on the top, so Black should just stay in her area.])) (;B[lp]C[Fourth line looks better, because Black cares about the right side.])) (;W[dr]LB[cp:A][gp:B]C[White should choose this variation, to look for A or B.] ;B[co] ;W[gp] ;B[bl])) (;W[ep]C[In-seong likes this move when White has K4.] ;B[dp] ;W[fq] (;B[cq] ;W[er]C[Black cannot give this ponnuki.]) (;B[er] ;W[cq] ;B[fr] ;W[eo] ;B[bp] ;W[bq] ;B[cp] ;W[en] ;B[dr]C[White's three stones are dead,] ;W[bo] ;B[aq] ;W[dn] ;B[br] ;W[ch]C[But White can squeeze and pincer (or kick) to attack.]))) (;B[fo]C[Better for Black to jump.] ;W[fq] ;B[ho]C[Maybe jump twice.] ;W[gp] ;B[go] ;W[lq]C[White needs to protect this rather thin connection.] ;B[di]C[Better for Black than the game.])) (;B[og]C[Usually, Black plays here (thicker, build the outside).])) (;W[qc]C[Professionals prefer to jump straight into the corner now.] ;B[qe] ;W[pc]C[This way Black is not as thick as the other variation.]))

GJ game:
(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[7.50]TM[2700]OT[5x30 byo-yomi] PW[greyhound]PB[Ethelor]DT[2017-05-17]PC[The KGS Go Server at]C[White+Res.]RE[W+Resign] ;B[qd]BL[2689.627] ;W[dc]WL[2686.238] ;B[pp]BL[2684.115] ;W[dp]WL[2680.581] ;B[oc]BL[2678.732] ;W[qn]WL[2672.213] ;B[pk]BL[2644.588] ;W[np]WL[2658.314] ;B[pn]BL[2629.337] ;W[pm]WL[2655.355] ;B[on]BL[2625.144] ;W[qq]WL[2648.988] ;B[qo]BL[2620.202] ;W[pq]WL[2646.631] ;B[rn]BL[2614.453] ;W[jd]WL[2635.338]C[Up to here, this is *exactly* the same as my AYD game from the night before, except this time I'm White. ] ;B[cf]BL[2606.162] ;W[cd]WL[2610.712] ;B[ci]BL[2596.17] ;W[ck]WL[2607.143] ;B[ef]BL[2584.176] ;W[dg]WL[2596.738] ;B[cg]BL[2481.998] (;W[dn]WL[2548.392] ;B[lq]BL[2375.91] ;W[nr]WL[2538.768] ;B[iq]BL[2358.396] ;W[qe]WL[2523.197] ;B[pe]BL[2353.008] ;W[qf]WL[2520.809] ;B[rd]BL[2351.696] ;W[pf]WL[2519.576] ;B[oe]BL[2349.917] ;W[qi]WL[2518.009] ;B[rj]BL[2348.955] ;W[ng]WL[2500.613]C[I probably would not have chosen this move (maybe P11 or something?) but my opponent the night before played this one, so I thought I'd try it too. :)] ;B[ph]BL[2321.475]C[My opponent jumped at the opportunity to play ths move immediately (the one I never got to in my AYD game, but was recommended by In-seong), but GJ didn't think Black had much to do here. Probably it's too early, so White can just run away. When In-seong recommended this in my AYD game the surrounding situation was quite different.] (;W[qh]WL[2405.215]C[This is not a good response. (White should have nobi'd up.)] ;B[of]BL[2308.547] ;W[og]WL[2356.961] ;B[pg]BL[2305.387] ;W[qj]WL[2239.72] ;B[qk]BL[2295.78] ;W[qg]WL[2144.703] ;B[oi]BL[2278.686] ;W[oj]WL[2099.227] (;B[nj]BL[2253.988] ;W[pi]WL[2081.592] ;B[cq]BL[2169.599] ;W[dq]WL[2061.277] (;B[cp]BL[2168.25] ;W[co]WL[2057.356] ;B[dr]BL[2161.795] ;W[er]WL[2036.614] ;B[cr]BL[2160.941] ;W[fq]WL[2034.185] ;B[bo]BL[2159.551] ;W[bn]WL[2032.122] ;B[ap]BL[2156.084] (;W[an]WL[2023.732]C[This is: a) too soon, and b) the wrong place to start, and c) I totally know both of these things, so this is extremely embarrassing. ] ;B[ar]BL[2132.607] ;W[kp]WL[1958.821] ;B[io]BL[2128.734] ;W[kq]WL[1951.446] ;B[ko]BL[2124.613] ;W[lp]WL[1941.963]SQ[ng][pg][ph]C[GJ says Black doesn't have enough territory now. It's hard because White's head is out and, with the two captured stones, White is very strong.] ;B[lo]BL[2120.599] ;W[nn]WL[1845.17] ;B[mn]BL[2101.314] ;W[no]WL[1669.304] ;B[nm]BL[2097.073] ;W[jo]WL[1667.07] ;B[jn]BL[2092.779] ;W[jp]WL[1665.214] ;B[in]BL[2081.651] ;W[ip]WL[1663.205] ;B[hd]BL[2033.31] ;W[mc]WL[1643.933] ;B[ok]BL[2005.645] ;W[oh]WL[1639.697] ;B[me]BL[1998.862] ;W[ob]WL[1545.43] ;B[nb]BL[1987.843] ;W[nc]WL[1543.479] ;B[pb]BL[1986.542] ;W[od]WL[1531.97] ;B[pc]BL[1982.483] ;W[mb]WL[1528.913] ;B[oa]BL[1981.125] (;W[nd]WL[1526.94]C[White's cutting here is a bad idea.] ;B[mf]BL[1979.306] ;W[pd]WL[1513.436]C[Cutting does not give White any territory.] ;B[jf]BL[1969.942] ;W[ie]WL[1490.896]C[This is also a bad move for White, because...] ;B[kc]BL[1947.181]C[Black has this nice rush invasion.] ;W[jc]WL[1360.665] ;B[kd]BL[1937.419] ;W[kb]WL[1352.5] ;B[ib]BL[1928.264] ;W[jb]WL[1329.238] ;B[ig]BL[1892.492]C[But once White is ok, the game is just hard for Black.] ;W[nf]WL[1242.404] ;B[ne]BL[1883.881] ;W[ke]WL[1207.3] ;B[ld]BL[1877.694] ;W[je]WL[1202.329] ;B[lg]BL[1867.998] ;W[hc]WL[1162.937] ;B[ic]BL[1858.142] ;W[id]WL[1148.906] ;B[ni]BL[1854.528] ;W[ri]WL[1125.843] ;B[rk]BL[1839.438] ;W[re]WL[1099.856] ;B[ek]BL[1826.905] ;W[fl]WL[1043.749] ;B[fn]BL[1759.816] ;W[el]WL[972.935] ;B[hp]BL[1757.806] ;W[hl]WL[950.734] ;B[ik]BL[1724.472] ;W[il]WL[947.701] ;B[jl]BL[1723.336] ;W[hk]WL[921.726] ;B[ij]BL[1721.657] ;W[mh]WL[918.545] ;B[mp]BL[1707.101] ;W[mq]WL[909.613] ;B[lj]BL[1512.656] ;W[gc]WL[838.5] ;B[hj]BL[1459.706] ;W[hg]WL[754.748] ;B[hh]BL[1362.79] ;W[gg]WL[731.229] ;B[gh]BL[1361.329] ;W[fg]WL[720.482] ;B[fh]BL[1360.157] ;W[eg]WL[718.152] ;B[dh]BL[1358.946] ;W[df]WL[699.495] ;B[rp]BL[1345.72] ;W[hq]WL[669.133]) (;W[jf]C[Better to just come out or something like this.])) (;W[ar]C[If White is going to play here now at all (which White shouldn't, because White is just throwing away ko threats), then White should start here, to gain 3 points in gote later.] ;B[br] ;W[an] ;B[aq])) (;B[bp]C[Normally, Black plays this way when White has D6.] ;W[bn] ;B[dr] ;W[er] ;B[br] ;W[ds] ;B[cr])) (;B[ni]C[Black missed this chance. (I saw this in the game, and was expecting to have a terrible result at this point, but my opponent missed it.)] ;W[pj] ;B[mj] ;W[ok] ;B[qm] ;W[mk] ;B[lk] ;W[ml] ;B[ll] ;W[mm]C[Black is outside.])) (;W[pi] (;B[oh] ;W[qh] (;B[of] ;W[qk] ;B[qj] ;W[pj] ;B[ql] ;W[ok] ;B[rk] ;W[og] ;B[pg] ;W[nh]C[The whole thing is kind of small, and White can even come back to kill the Black stones.]) (;B[oi] ;W[of]LB[qk:A]C[White runs away, and White still has A.])) (;B[qh] ;W[ri] ;B[oh] ;W[rh] ;B[of] ;W[qk] ;B[qj] ;W[pj] ;B[rk] ;W[ok] ;B[ql] ;W[og] ;B[pg] ;W[nh]C[Same.]))) (;W[kq]C[GJ recommends closing this, to avoid the annoying Black attachment at O3. ]) (;W[] ;B[nq] (;W[mq] ;B[oq] ;W[op] ;B[mr] ;W[lq] (;B[mp]C[In this case, the ladder is good (just) for White, but...]) (;B[pr] ;W[qr] ;B[lr]C[Black can still play this way. It's a big fight, but doesn't look so great for White.])) (;W[oq]C[If White can't fight, White has to play this way.] ;B[mq] ;W[op] ;B[mp]C[Better for Black than just playing M3.])))