Noob getting stuck in the middle


#1

Hi there,

Second game against a human opponent. I beat the 22k bot pretty consistently. When I lose, it’s mainly because of what happened in this real match : When trying to “surround” (sorry for the lack of Go vocabulary) my opponent, I get caught in the middle.

I’m really new to this game so my understanding is limited, but I really want to improve.

I’m thinking the moves #5, 7 and 9 sealed my faith (Kind of). Could anyone hint to what I should have done differently ?

Thanks in advance to whoever take the time to read my post, even if you don’t have the time/knowledge/motivation to give me an answer.

I wish you all a great day

Michaël


#2

The game was actually pretty good for you. White has three groups on the board and you could have killed each of them at some point of the game.


#3

Thank you so much !!! A few points that I can mostly understand and some that I have to investigate tomorrow : That’s perfect for where I’m at. I’m very glad I was not as doomed as I thought initially. It’s very motivating to get better.

PS: Move #25: "You can see that white can capture your stone, right?
Its also not making it harder for white to build eyes. "

Yes, as soon as I clicked, I knew it was bad move. I don’t remember if this one is one of them, but I had at least 3 misclick in this game (trackpad too sensitive). Very unfortunate.


#5

I hate it when people say “of” when they should have said “have”.


#6

thanks really appreciate it.