I’ve been losing a lot lately, and I would appreciate some guidance on what I’m doing wrong.
I made a review of a recent game that I lost as black by 10.5 points.
My key questions about this game:
a) move 23: was M10 the right way to respond to white’s extension toward my wall? Was the wall doomed to uselessness from the start because it was facing white’s enclosure and white had time to grab the extension?
b) move 29: Was white’s moyo really a threat? What would have been a better move here? I know I made some pretty bad blunders in the fight that followed, so it makes it hard for me to evaluate the soundness of my overall plan there. Maybe even very good moves would have led to something unfavorable to me.
c) Did I make any big strategic mistakes that I missed?
d) Is my review focusing on the right things? People always say to review your own games (and I do often review my games in Sabaki), but I get the impression that this means different things to different people.
e) Other tips/suggestions? Are there any general patterns to my mistakes in the game?
My recent losing streak followed a run of wins, so it would also be helpful if someone could also take a quick look through one of these games and tell me if there’s something I was doing well then that I’m no longer doing well, or if it’s just good/bad luck. For example, here’s one that I won by 1.5 points as white (not necessarily looking for anything in-depth on this one, just want to know if there are any obvious changes in how I’m playing).