Big Center Moyos
It was Tokimaru who made me aware of Takemiya Masaki (9P). In one of our first matches, he spoke of trying to play a "cosmic style" and I looked it up. An example of this style is to build a large framework in the center of the board while one's opponent takes all of the corners.
In two of my recent games, I found myself unable to claim the corners and won by taking large center moyos. It very much turns the old proverb, "If you lose all four corners, resign", on its head.
Toshiro Kageyama also seems to understand that the proverb is false. In page 106 of Lessons in The Fundamentals of Go, he writes:
Actually, when one side has given up all four corners he (the other side) usually has a good thick game; the only reason he loses is that he does not know how to use his thick outer walls.
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Don asked malweth and I to help out as a volunteer moderators on GoDiscussions.com and we both accepted.
Thus far, I've only had to take two actions; deleting spam threads. Funny how some folks will go through all the trouble of registering with a forum just to spam it. There must be good money (or great desperation) in spamming.
Fuseki Quiz 6/20
Scoring of Last Weekend's Fuseki Quiz 5/20
- A = 10, Because White is strong in both the upper and lower left corners, a two-point extension to C12 is the most concise and stead way to play. Black will be able to secure a position on the left side no matter from which direction White attacks.
- B = 8
- C = 6
- D = 4
- E = 2
In other news
One of you had suggested the movie, Akeelah and The Bee, to me. The Chiyo-clan watched and enjoyed it last weekend. Laurence Fishburne (aka Morpheus in The Matrix) was the producer and co-starred as Dr. Larabee.
ChiyoChan liked this movie since she herself had made it to the regional finals for the Scripps National Spelling Bee. It inspired her to play Scrabble again; and she recently beat me in four games in a row.