*1st Round*

American Go honor Society
American Go honor Society

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The 1st Round commenced immediately at 09 00 (GMT+8). The pairings were chosen nigiri by Xinwen and Nemoneko then the 1st Seat gets to choose the colour of their favourite then alternate to the others seat.

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*Leader seats*

Elementary (white) - underwater (Black)
Elementary (white) - underwater (Black)

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The deciding move actually started from Black tenuki at “1” then white directly cut at “2” – fighting start. Unfortunately.. White attack failed and died in the end.

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*Secret Weapon*

Flamehaze (Black) - mdf116 (White)
Flamehaze (Black) - mdf116 (White)

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Brunei’s team secret weapon was having Philip Cher as one of the representative because Xinwen could not find any other player for the seat from Brunei. The ultimate joseki by Flamehaze at “4” remarkably shown his go style, to the surprise, opponent did not make the usual sequence of the joseki with his move at “7” instead of usual joseki at “6”.

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*Usual Expectation*

Expectation in Joseki
Expectation in Joseki

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This is the usual joseki to be expected and recognized by everyone.

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*KOGO Joseki suggestion*

KOGO Suggestion
KOGO Suggestion

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However from the KOGO Joseki Dictionary, there is this variation played by mdf116 at “6”.

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*The Others*

Other games such as that sc1003bro lost playing against soccer and due to lacking of actual tornament experience and he got nervous in it. While kiddai lost by playing too fast against fierylight, then nishi11 lacked too much of experience.

and Thus the result:-

Brunei Team USA Team
Elementary (w)    X – O  underwater (b)
Flamehaze (b)      O – X  mdf116 (w)
sc1003bro (w)     X – O  soccer (b)
kiddai (b)               X – O  fierylight (w)
nishi11 (w)             X – O  Garvi (b)