Sunday, March 13, 2016

Wow! What a day for Go!

My day started late last night, watching Lee Sedol play his fourth game against AlphaGo.  After Lee Sedol (Lee Sedol) got his butt kicked by AlphaGo in game 3, the pros had taken to calling AlphaGo "AI Sensei".  But then Lee did what, by this point, had become unthinkable -- he won!!  What joy!  Even though it was (with daylight savings time) 5 am.

Then this afternoon I played Audrey (a local 4-5 dan) in our City League game.  We were both exhausted from staying up all night but giddy that Lee had finally won.  We played even because the City League rules are handicap-2.  (I'm playing as 1 dan and she's playing as 4 dan.)  I took white. I nearly resigned in the middle but, inspired by Lee, I fought on and managed to win by 0.5 point!!

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[7.50]TM[3600] GN[miso-mq4ever(B) IGS]PW[miso]PB[mq4ever]WR[1k]BR[4d]DT[2016-03-14]CP[ Copyright (c) PANDANET Inc. 2016 Permission to reproduce this game is given, provided proper credit is given. No warrantee, implied or explicit, is understood. Use of this game is an understanding and agreement of this notice. ]EV[Internet Go Server game: miso vs mq4ever]PC[IGS: 6969]US[Brought to you by IGS PANDANET]RE[W+0.50]LT[]NB[32]NW[28]RR[Normal] ;B[pd]BL[3595] ;W[dp]WL[3575] ;B[oq]BL[3586] ;W[dc]WL[3523] ;B[qn]BL[3583] ;W[jq]WL[3507] ;B[oo]BL[3580]C[Ack! What am I supposed to do about that *huge* corner?!?] ;W[nc]WL[3492] ;B[pf]BL[3572] ;W[kd]WL[3482] ;B[de]BL[3564] ;W[cg]WL[3457] ;B[cc]BL[3553] ;W[cb]WL[3415] ;B[cd]BL[3540] ;W[eb]WL[3412] ;B[ef]BL[3468] ;W[cj]WL[3398] ;B[fc]BL[3449] ;W[gc]WL[3357] (;B[fb]BL[3299] ;W[gb]WL[3219] (;B[fd]BL[3292] ;W[fa]WL[3217] ;B[gd]BL[3194] ;W[ic]WL[3202] ;B[cq]BL[3184]C[Ugh! Low double wings! This invasion is painful for White. ] (;W[cp]WL[3179] ;B[dq]BL[3182] ;W[eq]WL[3166] ;B[er]BL[3180] ;W[fq]WL[3165] ;B[fr]BL[3177] ;W[gq]WL[3164] ;B[bp]BL[3174] ;W[bo]WL[3163] ;B[bq]BL[3174] ;W[cn]WL[3163] ;B[dh]BL[3158] ;W[ch]WL[3148] ;B[dj]BL[3155] ;W[di]WL[3143] ;B[ei]BL[3150] ;W[ci]WL[3142] ;B[ej]BL[3111] ;W[qh]WL[3027] ;B[qg]BL[3106] ;W[ph]WL[3023] ;B[pj]BL[3100] ;W[mh]WL[2969] ;B[pb]BL[2959] ;W[dd]WL[2961] ;B[cf]BL[2922] ;W[qe]WL[2935] ;B[qf]BL[2908]C[Oops. I used to know the sequence with the peep on the outside that makes this work...] ;W[dg]WL[2818] ;B[eg]BL[2869] ;W[eh]WL[2801] ;B[fh]BL[2845] ;W[rh]WL[2764] ;B[re]BL[2828] ;W[qk]WL[2758] ;B[pk]BL[2576] ;W[rl]WL[2749] ;B[pl]BL[2535] ;W[df]WL[2722] ;B[ee]BL[2518] ;W[bf]WL[2721] ;B[ce]BL[2514] ;W[gh]WL[2687]C[This doesn't really work. And I thought I could play P15 as a ko threat, but thought better of it after Black took. (Bad timing for thinking better of it...)] ;B[dh]BL[2509] ;W[mq]WL[2649] ;B[eh]BL[2501] ;W[qq]WL[2558]C[This was also a total misread. I did not have enough sleep.] ;B[pr]BL[2448] ;W[rn]WL[2426] ;B[ro]BL[2439] ;W[qm]WL[2422] ;B[pn]BL[2437] ;W[so]WL[2376] ;B[sp]BL[2429] ;W[sn]WL[2331] ;B[qp]BL[2411] ;W[pm]WL[2304] ;B[om]BL[2404] ;W[rj]WL[2277] ;B[oi]BL[2348] ;W[oh]WL[2265] ;B[ie]BL[2319] ;W[ob]WL[2217] ;B[oc]BL[2290] ;W[od]WL[2148] ;B[pc]BL[2281] ;W[nb]WL[2146] ;B[nf]BL[2207] (;W[dl]WL[2102] ;B[nh]BL[2177] ;W[ng]WL[2068] ;B[ni]BL[2173] ;W[og]WL[2066] ;B[mg]BL[2160] ;W[of]WL[2059] ;B[oe]BL[2018] ;W[ne]WL[1967] ;B[nd]BL[1972] ;W[mf]WL[1962] ;B[lg]BL[1968] ;W[md]WL[1922] ;B[fl]BL[1943]C[I nearly resigned at this point. Black has so much potential in the center. White just doesn't have enough points.] ;W[hl]WL[1741] ;B[jl]BL[1923] ;W[ll]WL[1649]C[What am I doing?] ;B[kn]BL[1913] ;W[ln]WL[1570]C[After I played this, I realized Black would hane underneath.] ;B[lo]BL[1771]C[Sure enough!] ;W[ko]WL[1546] ;B[km]BL[1763] ;W[mo]WL[1501] ;B[lm]BL[1755] ;W[lp]WL[1491] ;B[mn]BL[1736]C[Black has so many points in the center!] ;W[kg]WL[1467]C[Nose tesuji!] ;B[lh]BL[1727] ;W[lf]WL[1458] ;B[kh]BL[1691] ;W[gk]WL[1392]C[Inspired by Lee's fighting spirit, I decided to try just a little bit harder.] ;B[gm]BL[1451] ;W[jg]WL[1381] ;B[jh]BL[1422] ;W[hm]WL[1368] ;B[el]BL[1366] ;W[dk]WL[1363] ;B[hn]BL[1356] ;W[ig]WL[1308] ;B[ih]BL[1346] ;W[hh]WL[1293] ;B[hg]BL[1328] ;W[gg]WL[1242] ;B[hf]BL[1324] ;W[in]WL[1240] ;B[ik]BL[1208] ;W[gj]WL[1187] ;B[go]BL[1167] ;W[ho]WL[1118] ;B[gn]BL[1159] ;W[im]WL[1071] ;B[fj]BL[1100] ;W[gf]WL[1048] ;B[hd]BL[1064] ;W[id]WL[945] ;B[bb]BL[1025] ;W[ba]WL[941] ;B[ab]BL[1002] ;W[be]WL[823] ;B[bd]BL[998] ;W[en]WL[786] ;B[hk]BL[943] ;W[gl]WL[776] ;B[gi]BL[941] ;W[hi]WL[741] ;B[hj]BL[932] ;W[fi]WL[716] ;B[ae]BL[925] (;W[bg]WL[706] ;B[gi]BL[923] ;W[ek]WL[595] ;B[fi]BL[650] ;W[fk]WL[587] ;B[je]BL[647] ;W[ke]WL[569] ;B[gr]BL[641] ;W[hr]WL[535] ;B[nr]BL[536] ;W[mr]WL[533] ;B[hs]BL[466] ;W[ir]WL[505] ;B[lo]BL[447] ;W[pa]WL[495] ;B[qa]BL[442] ;W[oa]WL[493] ;B[qb]BL[434] ;W[ln]WL[483] ;B[rm]BL[403] ;W[sm]WL[478] ;B[lo]BL[397] ;W[jn]WL[428] ;B[ln]BL[312] ;W[hc]WL[351] ;B[ed]BL[165] ;W[no]WL[314] ;B[nn]BL[142] ;W[nq]WL[304] ;B[ms]BL[134] ;W[ls]WL[300] ;B[ns]BL[124] ;W[lr]WL[294] ;B[aa]BL[119] ;W[db]WL[276] ;B[ca]BL[72] ;W[ga]WL[259] ;B[ql]BL[2] ;W[rm]WL[252] ;B[qj]BL[587] ;W[rk]WL[249] ;B[qi]BL[583] ;W[ri]WL[241] ;B[od]BL[559] ;W[jd]WL[73] ;B[rg]BL[554] ;W[gs]WL[62] ;B[fs]BL[551] ;W[is]WL[57] ;B[ao]BL[529] ;W[an]WL[53] ;B[ap]BL[529] ;W[af]WL[46] ;B[ad]BL[525] ;W[gs]WL[39] ;B[ds]BL[516] ;W[sg]WL[595] ;B[sf]BL[511] ;W[sh]WL[593] ;B[np]BL[494] ;W[mp]WL[591] ;B[op]BL[492] ;W[hs]WL[543] ;B[il]BL[475] ;W[pi]WL[509] ;B[he]BL[455] ;W[kf]WL[498] ;B[ec]BL[433] ;W[ea]WL[495] ;B[pg]BL[418] ;W[jm]WL[479] ;B[ba]BL[220] ;W[]WL[448] ;B[]BL[215] ;W[]WL[448] ;TW[ha][ia][ja][ka][la][ma][na][hb][ib][jb][kb][lb][mb][jc][kc][lc][mc][ld][le][me][nf][ag][ah][bh][ai][bi][si][aj][bj][sj][ak][bk][ck][sk][al][bl][cl][el][fl][sl][am][bm][cm][dm][em][fm][gm][bn][dn][fn][gn][hn][co][do][eo][fo][go][io][jo][ep][fp][gp][hp][ip][jp][kp][hq][iq][kq][lq][jr][kr][js][ks]TB[ra][sa][rb][sb][ac][bc][qc][rc][sc][qd][rd][sd][fe][ge][pe][qe][se][ff][gf][rf][fg][gg][gh][hh][mh][hi][ii][ji][ki][li][mi][ij][jj][kj][lj][mj][nj][oj][jk][kk][lk][mk][nk][ok][kl][ll][ml][nl][ol][mm][nm][on][po][qo][pp][rp][aq][pq][qq][rq][sq][ar][br][cr][dr][or][qr][rr][sr][as][bs][cs][es][os][ps][qs][rs][ss]OS[]) (;W[gi]C[Maybe White should let Black live and then walk into the center as much as possible, finally taking sente to capture at F7?])) (;W[ni]C[Maybe this is better?])) (;W[dq]C[Maybe White should have gone this way and double hane'd (like AlphaGo!).] ;B[cp] ;W[co] ;B[bo] ;W[bn] ;B[cn] ;W[do] ;B[bm] ;W[bp] ;B[an] ;W[bq]C[(Of course, this is nothing like AlphaGo's double hanes last night, which were super painful to watch.)])) (;B[ea] ;W[da] ;B[fa] ;W[fd] ;B[ec] ;W[ed] ;B[db]C[I believe GJ also shows this variation in her lessons, and I think it's supposed to be a really heavy ko fight for Black. But, again, I'll probably get corrected later. I don't know what White will play for ko threats at this point. Maybe something in the huge corner in the lower right?])) (;B[gd]C[From Guo Juan's audio lessons, I think this fight is supposed to go something like this.] ;W[gb] ;B[hd] ;W[ic]LB[cb:A][cj:B]TR[nc][kd]C[I thought the fight would be good for me, with the marked White stones, which is why I chose A and B. Probably GJ will correct me in her review. :)]))