*Go Club Raid*

MD Go Club notice
MD Go Club notice

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Xinwen paid a visit to respective go club in Brunei on Monday (19th April, 2010) ; firstly the Maktab Duli Go Club.

Its been almost a year since Xinwen last visited the Maktab Duli Go Club.

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*Maktab Duli Go Club*

Zidah tutoring them
Zidah tutoring them

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/History/ Maktab Duli Go Club was the first go club to be founded in Brunei by Xinwen and Shao Lun in 2005.

Currently, Maktab Duli Go Club is in-charge by two young ladies:- Rafidah (sister of former member, Radhiah) and Chui Lean (sister of former member, Chi Hong). Often, Haidar will visit the go club and give them teaching game.

The club is on every Monday and Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm.

For more information please visit MD GO CLUB group in facebook.

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*A game with Peng Hui*

Peng Hui
Peng Hui

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Grabbing the opportunity, Xinwen and Peng Hui had a duel.

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*Raid to Katok PTE Go Club*

Katok PTE Go Club
Katok PTE Go Club

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/Katok PTE Go Club/ Katok PTE Go Club is formed by former student of Maktab Duli Go Club in 2008*

Immediately after 3pm, Xinwen and Peng Hui went to Katok PTE Go Club. The members were more active and stronger than Maktab Duli Go Club; which no wonders the strongest go club currently in Brunei.

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*Game with Matt Voon*

Matt Voon
Matt Voon

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Matt Voon, a very responsible President of Katok PTE Go Club 2010. Enthusiast to promote the game of Go in Katok.

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*Positional balance*

Figure 1 (Move 1 - 12)
Figure 1 (Move 1 - 12)

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This was probably the first game Xinwen played with Matt Voon. Matt Voon started with basic joseki 1 to 5, then White approached with 6 then followed up to 12. Without depth understanding in fuseki will probably think there’s nothing bad with the starting.

Xinwen thought the position of black was bit low, thus Black move “7” should be necessary at “a” giving a balance for the starting.

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*Interesting approach*

Figure 2 (Move 12 - 21)
Figure 2 (Move 12 - 21)

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After White move 12, Black directly contacted the stone with 13. Xinwen thought this is interesting.

First the concept of directly contact with stone – both player will probably getting settled either in profit or thickness. not much weakness exposure. Basically to settle the earning fastest way.

Secondly about the concept of contacting a stone – Theory said, hane it!

Either way, Matt made a good approach but move 17 was bit weird; however Xinwen gave Matt a chance and forced the sequence to be favourable not bad for Black.

The game had then confirmed Black – Profit while White taking Influence.

/Variation/ Black 17 of Matt probably should be better if it was just at “1” in Variation Diagram 1 then if White covered up the cut black gets good shape at “3” jump.

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*Variation*

Variation Diagram 1
Variation Diagram 1

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*Beginner Joseki*

Figure 3 (Move 21 - 27)
Figure 3 (Move 21 - 27)

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The disappointing part was when Black made move 25. Move 25 had been marked as the highly used beginner move of all time.

The downside of that move because White got better shape and land than Black.

The correct move is shown in Variation Diagram 2. It gives both side a choice whether White wants profit or just thickness. Of course Black could choose to provide the basic joseki the same as the right bottom.

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*Variation*

Variation Diagram 2
Variation Diagram 2

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*Haidar Sensei*

Haidar tutoring
Haidar tutoring

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Haidar bullying
Haidar bullying

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As part of the rightful executive members of Brunei Igo Society, Haidar is in-charge of tutoring the members in Maktab Duli and also Katok PTE.