I love to play Go. Go is a Chinese game (do with that what you will. I hope you didn’t catch Covid, but it’s not related with Go). I love to play with the black stones because then you can go first. I like to do serious thinking, so I play the first game with a timer (if possible). Every time the first game goes soooo slow. Why? There is always a chance to lose. Therefore, if I can, I will avoid the first game. I will opt to play second game, knowing that at least I can win that one. But I love to play all five games, because at least I am challenging my opponent to a five game series. There are pros and cons in both games, but in the end, it’s still game to me.
As you can imagine, this is what happens when I play black stone. There is a need to finish this game before the next comes on. Therefore, sometimes I can play the very short game for a while before the next game comes on.
This usually happens on Jinteki: Replicating Perfection because at the beginning of the game, there are 2 more rounds. So it’s probably necessary to at least finish the first round before the next one comes on.
As you can see, I usually make my move on the bottom right. If I take it from the left, I can bet on better chance to win next round. If I choose to go to the right, it’s almost impossible to win first game. If I do that, I won’t be able to play all 5 games. So I’d rather play this option. However, sometimes I feel it’s too risky to play the short move because then I may be a real ko 2 or 3 points. If that happens, then there is no point in playing at all. So then I have to play the long game. If the first game isn’t won, then there is still a chance to win next one. So then I’ll go for the long game. But if the second game is a hard match, then I’d rather just go for the short move again. If I choose to do that, then I’ll lose. So I prefer the long game again.
So, in other words, my long game is not really a strategy. It’s more like instinct.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got. Hope this helps!