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James vs Philippe – Game 9

Posted by Philippe Renaut on November 18th, 2016

Still no comments about us finally stopping to post our games ? OK, I go on ;-)!

Strange game today, with a few bad moves in hte beginning by James and then suddenly a brilliant sequence that gave him a big early lead but unfortunately, byo-yomi was already on and Philippe managed to get back into the game by triggering a whole fight and finally capturing a big group.

As usual very enjoyable game (well at least for us)!

 

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James vs Philippe – Game 8

Posted by Philippe Renaut on November 11th, 2016

A new game on line with comments!

Heavy fight all over the game with big balance between territory and a lot of life-and-death situation all over the board. But guess what… we managed to take this game to the end and count, which is quite exceptionnal for us! Enjoy!

 

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James vs Philippe – Game 7

Posted by Philippe Renaut on October 31st, 2016

A new game on line with comments!

In the end, a big dragon died, but not before trying to sneak around the edges…

 

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Tesuji of the night

Posted by Philippe Renaut on October 23rd, 2016

I know you all love to work your go, so here is a small tesuji problem I have just seen tonight played at the USGO Cotsen Open between two high dan – pro level players.

It is black to play and his situation seems quite bad with two stones nearly dead at D14 and D15, but… he had a tesuji in mind before he launched the whole sequence that white totally overlooked. Can you see it ?

usgo_tesuji(you can click to get the image bigger)

Good search!

Philippe

Cork Go Tournament Dec 3rd-4th 2016

Posted by Rory Wales on October 18th, 2016

We are pleased to announce The Cork Go Tournament of 2016 – 3rd- 4th of December. Full details available here.

James vs Philippe – Weekly commented games – Game 6

Posted by Philippe Renaut on October 14th, 2016

Hello all,

our exciting-working sessions go on and the least we can say is that each game is different from the previous one.

This time for a change, Philippe took an early lead in the overall balance with James making too many weak groups.
There was a lot of things going on and this is a good game to discover the use of aji with a single dead stone coming to life at the very end.

Enjoy this new game and see you soon!

 

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James vs Philippe – Weekly commented games – Game 5

Posted by Philippe Renaut on October 7th, 2016

New game is online!

Plenty of nice fights here! With an audacious start by James leaving Joseki move for an overall white influence, ending in a big fight for points all over the board.

Enjoy!

 

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2017 Irish Confucius Cup Date Announced

Posted by Rory Wales on October 6th, 2016

Ireland’s largest Go and Chinese Chess tournament, The Confucius Cup, will occur next year the weekend of March 3rd-5th 2017. More details to follow soon.

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 changing move after move.

Enjoy the comments and see you next week!

 

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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 try audacious invasion to win the game…

Remember that if you get tired of these posts you can just tell us and we will stop posting the games ;-)!

Enjoy the comments and see you next week!

 

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