This is a request for a review of a recent game I had with someone who was near my rank. The reason I really want a review here is that I feel it’s kind of indicative of how a lot of my games have been going lately. In this game I felt like I was doing ok in the early game but by the time all the corners and sides were taken I suddenly found myself massively outclassed on territory but with a lot of influence. I tried my best to make use what influence I had to pull myself back but just kept on getting reduced and cut and reduced some more. In the end I felt I lost by only a few points. Then the automatic scoring considered an entire corner I owned as dead so I lost by 33 points!
Specifically I’d like to know:
What I could have done better early to not get so knocked out of territory.
How I could have developed what influence I had better in the midgame. I honestly think my midgame is terrible.
Why the top right group (up near R17) is dead? I just can’t see it.
Thank’s in advance to anyone who can give me insight!
Here’s the game: https://online-go.com/game/5840467