Was white right to resign?

Could white have fought their way back? I only had a shape down one side of the board. Or am I being a new who assume that the game is more balanced than it really is this far in?


Yes, of course White should resign! Remember: to win at Go you have to surround more points than your opponent. Let’s take a look. How many points is Black surrounding? Let’s count 23 points (11 on the left; 12 on the top). Now how many is White surrounding? I can confidently say…none. Zero. White’s not surrounding any empty space at all. White is getting slaughtered. That’s why White resigned.

See @HowToPlay’s excellent comments in the game, too.

OK, thanks, I guess I’m just not so used to playing games which are effectively over o quickly. Thanks