I opened up with a nice win streak of 6 games but then started trading wins and losses. One 0.5 point loss was particularly painful. And in the end in my last 19 games I had 13 wins and 6 losses. Just like in the movies, it all came down to the last game. If I win, I rank up. If I lose it’s all over, I’ll have to repeat my 6 winning streak again which wasn’t gonna happen.
I matched up with my opponent. And thus we started my final game. During first moves I opened their profile to see how they’re doing. It seems they were going to downrank, that gave me a moral boost. Unfortunately, foxy gave me white color. This seems like a trend, for some reason foxy was set on giving me white color all the time. And I don’t like playing white.
Of course, my opponent chose Kobayashi fuseki to build a moyo where I die. But (not that surprisingly) they messed up joseki and we fought, and I killed him. Giant advantage. Of course, that couldn’t end that simply. I went in his moyo too deep and almost died, to survive I was forced to give up an enormous corner. And the game suddenly became close. Luckily my opponent went too greedy in endgame and I finished them off with a simple DDK tesuji. It was all over, I ranked up. And now I’m bragging to everyone.
So you heard it. Around 2k OGS equals to 4d foxy! Frankly, ridiculous.
I know some people say they have trouble reaching high ranks on foxy probably because of aggressive style on foxy. But I think I was made for foxy, I really like fighting there. OGS is still the best server. But foxy is full of exciting fighting.
This raises a question. Can I quit go now? Is 4d foxy enough to call myself shodan and never play again?