*Debut*

During the matches
During the matches

[credit: Helmi]

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(source: http://warwickgo.co.uk/tournament/2011/)
(result:http://www.britgo.org/results/2011/coventryx)
(photo album:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150965723385602.769491.514825601&type=1)

The Go tournament was held in the University of Warwick on the 19th November, 2011; open to public with around 40 participants including Xinwen, Sid and Andrew Russell from Birmingham.

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*Journey*

Direction guide
Direction guide

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The journey began from Selly Oak train station to Tile Hill  train station; then walking for 20 minutes to reach the University of Warwick.

The tournament is set to use McMachon pairing system, and categorised by double-digit kyu, single-digit kyu and dan.

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*Matthew Mayfadyen*

Matthew vs Xinwen
Matthew vs Xinwen

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Critical Moment
Critical Moment

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It was one of the best game Xinwen had ever played against MatthewMayfadyen(6-dan) who said to be one of the best player in UK. Regardless, the diagram above showed one part of the critical part of the game.

Upon review, Xinwen thought to make additional exchange with Black-a,White-b and a sente with Black-c before going to move-6 which probably works to threaten White’s group.

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*rest of the game*

second game
second game

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Deciding moment
Deciding moment

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The game was pretty much straightforward when Xinwen (White) went for territory oriented; however nevertheless was his weaker spot.

The game went quite comfortably until White move-1 and Black answered with very good forcing at move-2. with the sente gotten by Black, he pressed the White group from move-6 then lastly asking for pardon at move-16.

Move-16 was a strong move giving Xinwen a hard time to decide the outcome of the joseki as it may provides great impact for development of the game later on.

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*Depression in sight*

Winning turns depression
Winning turns depression

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The tournament is set to play 3 games for each person. The kifu above showed the last game Xinwen (Black) started with San-rensei and gotten a pretty decent outcome in the centre when Xinwen had managed to kill the group of 4 stones with ease.

From this point, the game was pretty much decided to belong to Xinwen. However during any tournament, you and anyone should really remember to keep your conscience right.

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*some pictures*

Andrew Russell
Andrew Russell
Sid Miller
Sid Miller
British Go Journal
British Go Journal

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P/S: All photo taking credited to Helmi