How to prevent this central confination?

pls help me

Your game illustrates the proverb: “Corners, then sides, then center”.

Strong Go players almost always start out by claiming the corners of the board, two for each player. You start out with an immediate attachment to the corner that your opponent played first in. This puts you one move behind in that area.

The principle does not apply as much to the small board because the whole board is basically just four corners. You still felt it though :slight_smile: