Journal No. 92. Autumn 1993. Page 6b.
We were lucky to have a 7-dan professional visiting Britain and
giving lessons and simultaneous games. This game was played in the
IVC in London and the comments are taken from what Mrs Feng said in
reviewing the game afterwards with a couple of remarks concerning what
I was trying to do to show the contrast.
Black: TMark Hall, 3d
White: Feng Yun, 7p
Handicap: 3 stones
Played on 26 June 1993
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- White 9: I have noticed that Mrs Feng often seems to play this
reply rather than answer the pincer directly.
- Black 14: Mrs Feng said I should defend the corner probably at 30
which would restrict the eyeshape of the White group.
- Black 22: Mrs Feng said that there was nothing wrong with pushing
down at 49.
- Black 24: With a stone at 49 this would be a forcing move; without
this stone white is alive and can move elsewhere.
- Black 26: Overplay! I should escape to the centre.
- White 31: Now it's my group that's been cut off, not Mrs Feng's.
- Black 38: Actually I could see no way that I could escape and I was
just thrashing about a bit.
- White 49: Mrs Feng didn't want me to get this point which would be
sente and make a lot of territory.
- White 61: Mrs Feng criticized her own move after the game since
this lets me save the group.
- Black 68*: Dia 1 shows the situation on
the board after move 67 assuming that white 61 had not been exchanged
for black 62. Without the black move 62, C in the diagram, white can
break out since I can't do anything without putting the triangled stones
* [ This paragraph has been modified, as has Dia 1, since
the BGJ original was confusing.]
- Black 70: A in the figure would be better since it threatens to
take the two stones immediately.
- Black 74: White now has a problem: one slip has allowed Black to
save his group and White's group in the centre is not settled.
- Black 80: Mrs Feng liked this move and used the Japanese word
tesuji about it.
- Black 88: Mrs Feng said that this was a good move.
- Black 94: She said this was a strong move and that I had a good
Figure 2 (101-189) |
106 ko at ,
109 ko at 103, 112 ko, 115 ko, 118 ko, 121 ko.
- Black 110: A very bad ko threat; it loses points and improves
white's shape. I was actually thinking that it would affect the
liberties on the two white stones and give me more threats but I was
- Black 122: I decided that I could not win the ko and hoped to
capture the central white group but I have given a large profit to white
on the upper edge.
- Black 126: Mrs Feng didn't like this move; she said that it only
helps white to escape.
- White 131: With 129 in place white can now connect.
- White 143: A clever move which protects against the threat I have
of cutting at 154 or cutting the central stones off.
- Black 146: I lose my last chance! I make about 10 points in the
centre but Mrs Feng makes about 20 along the upper edge. I felt
afterwards that I should have played at B to break into the upper side.
Mrs Feng suggested the 3-3 point in the corner but she would play at B
to seal off the side. Black 146 goes against the proverb of playing away
from strength; I should be trying to break up the upper side. However
since I haven't captured the central group I am losing and I should at
least try to make a better game of it.
- Black 158: I can't cut at 1 in Dia 2 because of the triangled
stone: I lose.
- Black 182: Wrong order; I should play at 183 first because it is
White wins by many points.
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