Was there a way to do it?
Haikon (21k+) easily thwarted my attempts to reduce his territory in an exciting late-night 13x13 game and I lost by 21.5 moku. Like against Zero9090 (22k), I actually enjoy losing to Haikon. They're great opponents and gracious winners.
I find my matches become even more thrilling when I play to the original soundtrack of Ghost In The Shell: Innocence (Track 10). It gives the game a dramatic sense of foreboding.
So now I'm wondering whether:
- ... there was a smarter way to invade.
- ... my opening attack was doomed to be limited in territory.
- ... I pursued the wrong objectives.
I'm itching to play yet another game, but I'm too tired from staying up late to finish some work-related projects.