*Meeting Cornel first time*

Figure 1 (1 ~ 26)
Figure 1 (1 ~ 26)

White: Cornel Burzo 6d
Black: CHIN Sin Voon 3d

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KGS Meijin Qualifier was held on the 10th to 11th of March, 2012. Xinwen had taken this opportunity to join the kgs tournament for the first time. (http://www.gokgs.com/tournInfo.jsp?id=684)

The Tournament was set to McMahon without handicap; AGA rules with 7.5 komi; time setting is Japanese 30minutes main time and 15 seconds byo yomi 5 periods.

Figure 1 (1 ~ 26), It was the first time for Xinwen to meet up with Cornel Burzo (7d). The fuseki layout was pretty decent for either player.

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*Self Commentary*

Fuseki Choice 1
Fuseki Choice 1
Joseki Choice 1 -  Joseki Choice 2
Joseki Choice 1 - Joseki Choice 2
Joseki Choice 3 - Joseki Choice 4
Joseki Choice 3 - Joseki Choice 4

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[Fuseki Choice 1], This was the first came to mind of Xinwen, playing out the simplest joseki he could think of, and then kakari at move-15 then move-17. Alternatively, Xinwen could A for San-Ren-Sei.

This fuseki can seen from 华以刚 vs 汪见虹 from 1995 and 石毛嘉久夫 (Ishige Kakuo) vs 趙南哲 (Cho Nam-cheol), in 1962.

[Joseki Choice 1 – Joseki Choice 2] These two had definitely crossed Xinwen’s thoughts of choices. Xinwen didn’t really like it because Black seems to be chased by the White.

[Joseki Choice 3 – Joseki Choice 4] These two are based on the real game  after White played move-8, Black could also choose to attach at move-1 shown in the choices; Which ultimately better than [Joseki Choice 1 – Joseki Choice 2] in Xinwen’s opinion.

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*Mistake?*

Suggestion 1
Suggestion 1
 高川秀格 Takagawa Shukaku (White) vs 杉内雅男 Masao Sugiuchi (Black)
Professional Reference 1

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[Suggestion 1], Supertjc suggested Xinwen should tried the outcome from the figure instead of the original game. The result of the suggestion would be in gote.

[Professional Reference 1], The game was taken from between 高川秀格 (Takagawa Shukaku) as White against 杉内雅男 (Masao Sugiuchi) which used the same joseki as Xinwen during the match in 1955. Thus Xinwen had concluded that this joseki is still viable and it is an old joseki.

Nevertheless, the Qualifier has provided a good heating experience for Xinwen to move to a newer level!