Go & serendipity

Serendipity is about unplanned fortunate discoveries.
And since go is/can be a highly intuitive game, I wonder about the relationship between go and serendipity.
What do you think about it?
Do you have (and maybe want to share) examples of it?

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Nobody can read everything in a game of go, so one might attribute good or bad outcomes of fights (or the whole game) to mere luck.

But I believe one can definitely make ones own luck in go, for example by making good shape, choosing a good flow or direction of play, good timing of attacking moves or prophylactic moves, etc.

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