I am pretty new to this game. Just learned it a week ago, and it is quite fun. I already see some shapes, too. But I have a feeling that my games are determined very early because I don’t claim enough territory during the first moves. Sometimes, the opponent even puts me under pressure so that I have to react and cannot spread in the first couple of moves. What are typical moves during the beginning of the game and how do I prevent my opponent to claim too much territory in the start, especially when my opponent begins?
Thank you in advance!