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Archive for September, 2016

James vs Philippe – Weekly commented games – Game 4

Posted by Philippe Renaut on September 30th, 2016

New game is online! A very interesting game to study overall balance. The flow of the game kept shifting with very difficult positional analysis (at least at our level, may be a 5d would find it quite easy!) and everything was determined about who felt ahead and who played more agressively, a feeling that kept […]

james vs Philippe – Weekly commented games – Game 3

Posted by Philippe Renaut on September 23rd, 2016

Another game this morning full of fresh coffee flavour… The game was agan very passioante, with an early overplay by Philippe, that triggered a sequence where he finished with a weak group, but then a slow move by James made white come back into the game and taking a progressive clear lead pushing James to […]

James vs Philippe – Weekly commented games – Game 2

Posted by Philippe Renaut on September 17th, 2016

Yesterday took place the second morning duel between James and Philippe. It was a clear win by James after a bad overplay by Philippe at move 81 and a very safe covering of bad aji by James. There was still some messing around after that but the game was pretty much hopeless for Philippe. See […]

James vs Philippe – Weekly commented games – Game 1

Posted by Philippe Renaut on September 9th, 2016

The first skirmish took place this morning and was won by ptitlou (Philippe) by resignation after a tense fight and a last tricky multi-step-ko race in byo-yomi for both players. Exciting game for both and thank you to the brave public for coming this early in the morning on KGS to give us support! The […]

James vs Philippe – Weekly commented games

Posted by Philippe Renaut on September 8th, 2016

Dear go players, James “Famous” Hutchinson (2d) and myself – Philippe “Little Pea” Renaut (2d) have decided to try to play a weekly game on Friday mornings at 9am (30mn+2*30s byo) that we will comment afterwards. It will be played on KGS, Ireland Room. We cannot guarantee that it will be absolutely every week but […]

Correspondence Winners

Posted by ian on September 5th, 2016

The  longest running event of the year came to an end this week, with James Hutchinson claiming the 2016 Irish Correspondence Title on Dragon Go Server. He scored a steady 6/6, edging out Noel Mitchell and Philippe Renaut into second place. The Intermediate Title was won by Thomas Shanahan, who scored 7/7, finishing ahead of […]