*First Go-ban-go against Billy*

Billy vs Xinwen

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*careless-!*

(Black) Billy - (White) Xinwen
(Black) Billy - (White) Xinwen

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Saturday was the first 五番碁 match between Billy and Xinwen, the game was obviously even until black played “1” invasion, and white “2”. the followed-up that Black retreated back “a” and supposedly White should just “b” to live but Xinwen had overplay at the triangle mark forcing himself  to resign.

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*Adam and new friend*

new friend
new friend

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Its been a while since Xinwen last seen Adam, and surprisingly, he brought a new friend with him to learn go!

Welcome and hope both of them enjoy the whole journey of the game of Go!

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*first game with Simon*

Xinwen vs Simon
Xinwen vs Simon

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It was the first time Xinwen had played against Simon, an honor to do so. According to everyone, Simon was from the same batch as Mr.Tiong who considerably very strong to be able to defeat Boon Ping in 2008, Pearl Point Weiqi Tournament.

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*五番碁 at Hock Doong’ House*

Hockdoong vs Xinwen
Hockdoong vs Xinwen

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*Nightmare of 0.5*

(Black) Hock Doong - (White) Xinwen
(Black) Hock Doong - (White) Xinwen

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During the night, Xinwen went to Hock Doong’s house for their first 五番碁 match. The game went quite decent for Xinwen until the Yose where Xinwen kept making small moves which he should had played at “a”, “b” or “c” to ensure his winning.

The result was 0.5 close win for Xinwen.

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*a lost*

(Black) Philip - (White) Xinwen
(Black) Philip - (White) Xinwen

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After the first match of 五番碁, the winner will take White with komi 0.5 only. Thus Philip was Black in the second game of 五番碁 .

Lately, Xinwen had noticed the revival of Go-Seigen’s signature fusekiShin Fuseki“, notable in the diagram of 1, 3 and 5. Xinwen didn’t do quite well and resigned in the end.