Saturday, January 26, 2008

Oza Round Two: The Joys of Hastiness

Game two was another enjoyable game, the opening went well and I felt good. I was white. Review by sendol.



Opening highlights:

White has made her first mistake already, by not replying to black move five. Luckily, black is a generous player and decides to make a mistake too.



If you know the UL joseki, you will know that black now needs to atari at B17. He can end in sente so he can attack the white upper right corner. But this black atari'ed the other way. I ended up with nice profit.



Next local fight happened in upper right.



White played A after black approached, which, in hindsight, was way too hasty, and not necessary. She should just have replied at B and things would be fine.

Now black can jump out and things are pretty easy for him. Instead, black surprisingly attached to my A stone, leading to good result for white.



White got nice big profit again. I felt pretty good by now, and played A. After sendol's review, I decided that I'd rather have played B, a nice and thick move.



The game goes on for a while, I feel good and powerful and almost perfect, make mistakes, but so does he. The details aren't too important (check sgf if you want to see). But the story is funny.



I decided that this was important moment in middle game. I had some ideas, but not sure which was best. I had a move I was dying to play, but was not sure whether this was the best timing. I mostly wanted it because it was cute. Since I tried to prevent myself from playing hasty moves (not successfully so far this game) I got up, and wandered off. I walked around for a bit. Got myself some water. Thought about the move, thought about better alternatives, thought about finding my calmness (not that I did, but at least I THOUGHT about it), and walked back to the board.



I sat down, read for a bit more, and then played the worst and hastiest move ever. Things fell apart pretty fast, I was annoyed at myself and went on to lose the game. I still had chances but didn't find them.



Oh well ^^

At least I proved to myself that hastiness is never good. Since I didn't know that yet :p

1 comment:

solopoesie said...

GOOD SUNDAY


. Who ..... Still look at the world with the eyes of a child amazed
Who .............. Sa open their hearts to love ..
Who ... Unfolded its wings to discover new heavens and not satisfied the quiet life ...
Who knows .... listen to the words and even more silence ...
Who ..... Always has time for a hug ...

Who .... Experienced pain and for this reason loves life more ...
Who knows ... smile with eyes and hearts know why the price of tears ..... women like me, the first fairs of wrinkles because speak of a life lived full hands ... and men who know how to love for what they are ...

Who ... Has his heart wounded but never tires of travel to the island that is not ...
Who ........................ Has a crazy dream in the tray ...
Who ... No longer dreams but does not give up and try again ... and finally ...


Good day my prejudice souls ... That life is gentle with us and with the people you love ...

TO ALL YOU HAPPY SUNDAY. LINa