Far from it. That looks like Greetgo, a player that opens saying “Hi” or “Hello” and still maintains a 2dan rank.
Are you evoking that handicap variant, where the weak takes white, and lose if the strong lives?
(Would fit better with attorante position)
No, just a person who uses the opening to spell “Hi” and then proceeds to murder you.
Edit: see game against Gooplet as an example.
Ok. I think that board is quite similar to a 9 stones handicap with inversed colors.
Checking with KataGo, that “HI” opening loses about 50-60 points, which is closer to the point value of 4-5 handicap. The point value of 9 handicap is about twice as big according to KataGo.
Yep, I would say that having that big clump of stones in the middle isn’t very efficient, but it isn’t negligible either!
I finally have one cool and rare shape [Rare] Seki on whole board
Symmetry is so beautiful <3
Tho i was bit disappointed that black didnt answer at B7… would have made the board so pretty ^^
In this 13x13 game my opponent and i constructed an impressively extensive false eye structure:
Also a big bomber of some sort.