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.])))

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