*Emptiness*

8th May, 2010
8th May, 2010

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One Go Club session on Saturday Afternoon; Japan Club, where one of my favourite place of Xinwen while  studying here in Malaysia had became very deserted place. Ryou and Xinwen were both there from 3pm to 5pm without any appearances of anyone.

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*Simultaneous Shogi Match*

Mr Yeo and his son, playing against Ryou
Mr Yeo and his son, playing against Ryou

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Mr.yeo and his son, came to play a “farewell” shogi match with Ryou Takehito.

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*Guest from Ipoh*

Guest from Ipoh
Guest from Ipoh

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Well, there was a friend from Ipoh after 5pm! Xinwen then duel with him.

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*Xinwen’s Aether*

Diagram 1 (1-17)
Diagram 1 (1-17)

Black: Xinwen
White: Guest from ipoh

8th May, 2010

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San-ran sei is always Xinwen’s favourite fuseki to challenge with. Xinwen is happy to get move “9” in exchange for his corner; simply because Xinwen prefer center, thickness fighting and not at getting profit.

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*Fights Initiated*

Diagram 2 (17-26)
Diagram 2 (17-26)
Diagram 3 (26-56)
Diagram 3 (26-56)

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The game started to get intense when White made 26 jumped instead of “a” normal block.

White eventually had a group running thinly, while Xinwen made use of it to build influence in the center and territory on the right.

The game went on quite easy for the Black and managed to critically reduced all the White territory to minimum except the bottom territory. White resigned; estimated score of Black leading about 15 points in the end.

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*Chinese Fuseki*

Diagram 1 (1-11)
Diagram 1 (1-11)

Black: Xinwen
White: Guest from ipoh

8th May, 2010

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Xinwen used black once more, but however, didn’t want to use San-ren sei but instead a Chinese Fuseki to test the opponent.

Pincer with “6”, Xinwen thought to be oddly, and thus switching to “11” instead of “a” was a bad start for Xinwen. But an exchange for a sente.

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*Forcing exchange*

Diagram 2 (11-29)
Diagram 2 (11-29)
Diagram 3 (*1-9)
Diagram 3 (*1-9)

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Xinwen tenuki to 29, instead of moving “a” or “b” in Diagram 2 because Xinwen thought of speeding up the fuseki first. Often this result a ridiculous fight shown in Diagram 3, not remembering the sequence the outcome somehow did well for the black with a huge wall.

When White hit the triangle kakari, it was rather a bit too late and didn’t survive the group inside thickness in the end.

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*Reason of emptiness*

Reason to be mad
Reason to be mad

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You can notice the familiar faces of regular top go players in Malaysia playing board game instead of attending weekly Japan Club.