A Game From The London Open

British Go Journal No. 64. March 1985. Page 15.

Black: Richard Granville
White: Brian Chandler, 2d

The game-file in SGF format.


Figure 1 (1-69)



















41 at 33, 42 at 37, 49 at 33.
  • White 8: Strange - black 9 causes White immediate problems.
  • Black 11: Terrible - he must accept the invitation to take fourth line territory by playing A.
  • Black 15 must cover the cut at A. Black 9 is in no danger.
  • White 16: Unthinkable - the cut at A is the only move.
  • White 26: Error - the sequence to 43 should spring instantly to mind.
  • White 50: What does he intend to do if Black cuts above 26?
  • White 58: Covers the cut (at last).
Figure 2 (70-111)


















  • Black 71-83: Good timing. White must worry about Black puling out 77 later.
  • Black 87: Must play 88. Then if White cuts at 87, black 92 prepares to sacrifice two stones.
  • White 96-110: White is trying to kill the group (note that Black B fails to C).
Figure 3 (112-165)


















  • White 136: Bad. He must play the empty triangle at 165.
  • Black 139-147: Black has a go at killing the white group before running away with his own - but 145 definitely lets white live, and should be omitted.
  • White 160: What is he trying to do? White 160' at 161 would force 165, then white D is devastating.
  • Black 165: Game over. White cannot connect because of the snapback at E.

Black won by 11 points.

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