*Selection in Japan Club*

Boonping - Xinwen
Boonping - Xinwen

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17th of January, 2009. Considered quite an interesting Weiqi day for Xinwen, that it was the first time for Xinwen to be participated in Malaysia Weiqi Selection for the upcoming event “World Amateur Go Championship” in Japan.

Having the opportunity, Xinwen challenged Boon Ping 5-dan, the strongest malaysia player, for the first time in life. With best shot yet softly played, Xinwen was not competent enough for Boon Ping at current level.

Later 2 rounds, Xinwen did not perform well and lost to Philip Cher and Hock Doong. Anyway, it was pretty good experience for Xinwen to join a small selection or competition in his Go Life.

“… Pretty much lacking of Experience, hmm…”

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*1st Game – Xinwen – Boon Ping

Xinwen - Boon Ping
Xinwen - BoonPing

*52 at 44, 55 at 1

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Started off using Kobayashi Fuseki variants, then the followed up in the Fuseki pretty much decided until the Ko started at move “51”, which said that the game had already been decided.

According to Supertjc, due to the wrong sequence in joseki that 21 should be at “A” instead because of the cutting beside “11”. Then, Black “71” jumped was considered bad, probably better at “72”.

Defending the invasion on the top right, Black “43” tiger protection should be better just at “58”…

Advice given by Supertjc, “continue to practice life and death ba…”

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*Dinner Gathering*

Steamboat Gathering
Steamboat Gathering

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During the night, it as another awesome moment to be able for Xinwen to spend his dinner with his go friends of Malaysia Weiqi Association. Also a moment, that Xinwen had finally became an official member of Malaysia Weiqi Association

“…i think i’m better off to be with Go friends, Go truely part of my life…”

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*Night Gathering*

Triple Go
Triple Go
Triple-Go
Triple-Go

*80 at 19

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Most of the time after Japan Club meeting, and if fortunate, Dennis will bring Xinwen to Hock Doong’s house for night gathering. This time, a guest of honor Yu Wen followed as well.

During that night before their usual Poker night, they had a Triple Go (3 vs 3) on one board which basically the same like rengo. The Black team is Philip Cher [2-dan], Dennis [6-kyu], Mr.Tiong [4-dan] vs HockDoong [1-dan], Yu Wen[2-kyu], Alex [3-dan].

Xinwen had also took this opportunity to make this game live broadcasted in KGS!

download the game here.
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*Hikari*

Foo Yu Wen
Foo Yu Wen

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Never have much opportunity to introduce Xinwen’s first Go student, Foo Yu Wen!

Foo Yu Wen had been called Hikari as nick name after she had registered it as her first KGS nick. Xinwen and Foo Yu Wen first met back then in 2005 online, when Xinwen had started Go for few months at level of 15kyu. Somehow Foo Yu Wen had happened to watch the anime Hikaru no Go making her putting in so much effort to walk into the world of Black-White.

As for meeting Yu Wen first in reality noted back in December of 2007  in Thailand for the 24th SEA GAMES (Go Demonstration). Xinwen felt so much touched to see Yu Wen to be part of a team of Malaysia representing and play the game of Go while Xinwen had to sit back, and watch as an observer or just guest.

This time, Yu Wen had happened to enroll in the Foundation course of Business in Taylor’s College! Hence, the chance of meeting between them should be certainly high until the Lakeside Campus of Taylor’s College official open.

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“… ya, i was kinda happy and feel sad back then in SEA GAMES, when everyone had their first time in life representing their own country whilst i just sit back and watch as an observer…”

“… really hope that one day i might be able to represent my own country as well and also if i’m as competent as other nations… till then…”