Review Request: 25k game. 9x9

If I may ask someone to review this game, I would appreciate it, and I thank you in advance. My only note is that I feel my move at D6 was the fatal blow. My opponent, I feel, also felt that was the fatal blow and punished me for it. It was a fun match. I am playing white:

again, thank you in advance

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I think D6 was definitely one of the blunders in this game, but even before that I like E8 more than E9. E9 leaves aji (potential for danger) which your opponent took advantage of in this game. I generally prefer to connect on the second line before descending to the first. Of course there are exceptions, but it’s a good rule of thumb. When in doubt, connect. Good luck in your future games! :slight_smile:

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I left some comments in the game chat with many variations. Hope it helps :wink:.

If you are looking for some ideas on how to think about your moves and things to consider when playing go, I recently started two teaching games. I give plenty of examples and advice. If you are interested you can find them here:

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Thank you both for your time