Go is a game of balance. When the one player takes profit, the other player makes thickness or walls that gives great potential in the center. Here is a game where I took thickness in the opening, allowing me to attack and kill the dragon courageous enough to grow inside my great framework. (Click image captured on Sabaki to view game in GoKifu).
Taking influence in the opening over profit is probably my style. What is your style? Do you prefer profit or influence in the opening? How do you use your influence? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.
How do you handle Mirror Go in the opening? The only way I know is to play at tengen. In this game, my opponent tried Mirror Go for a couple of moves. After I took tengen, I had a big moyo that White had to eventually invade. The invasion led to the death of a dragon. (Click image captured on Sabaki to view game in GoKifu).
Have you ever played against Mirror Go? How did you handle it? Did you also play at tengen? Please share your experiences and critics in the comments section below.
Ladders, nets, and squeezes are the first things any aspiring Go player must learn. I know these things. Unfortunately, I still find ways to ignore them in my games. Here is one of the many examples where I failed the ladder and the squeeze. (Click image captured on Sabaki to view game in GoKifu).
How are your ladder and nets? Please share your experiences and critics in the comments section below.