Friday, September 30, 2005

Sometimes you get lucky

I had one of the most suspenseful matches today against Lassifado (18k) in a 22k rated game (4 handicap stones). At a key point, he played his stone at M3 instead of at K3 allowing me to save a group of 4 stones surrounding H4. This allowed me to capture his dragon of 20 stones.

The critical point. K3 would have given the dragon life.

Lassifado still played a strong endgame and succeeded in reducing my territorial framework. I lost at least 10 stones because of weak formations. My thanks to him for accepting the lower handicap and for forming this kifu with me.

A few of my KGS friends and almost all of my mentors were watching. Thanks for all the support from the bleachers gang!

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