Beginner review request - 9x9 - 24k vs 19k


#1

Hello, I recently started playing and have been predominantly playing 9x9. I recently played a game with somebody a bit above my skill level and got completely demolished. I was wondering if anyone would be able to review some of the tactical or strategic errors I made.

https://online-go.com/game/16075998


#2

Clickable game link: https://online-go.com/game/16075998

I would strongly recommend looking at this: https://senseis.xmp.net/?TwoEyes and how it applies to move 37 by you.


#3

Thanks, I was trying to make two eyes after that when he threw in, but I didn’t even realize I ruined my first eye in 37.


#4

Hello :slight_smile:

mostly I think you still need some experience seeing ataris and one move beyond atari, and practice life and death a little, but I tried to punch in some basic comments anyway.


hope it helps


#5

Thanks! Your comments are a huge help. Your assessment of my strategy that game of “Mindless blood lust” is unfortunately way too accurate. I initially thought I saw weakness in the white invasion stone, but that lead to a very sloppy attack from me with completely disconnected stones and cutting points everywhere.


#6

First steps in weiqi are more focused on “to see” as on elaborating strategies. Everyone went through this, @AdamR is pretty right on that.
Hope the best in your progress.