Kisei Title Started: Cho U Won Game One

Cho U, challenger in this year’s Kisei title match, won game one against title holder Yamashita Keigo.

In their most recent encounter, Yamashita captured the Tengen title from Cho U last month.

The record of game one is here. Cho U, playing white, won by resignation.

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50] GN[34th Kisei Title Match, game 1]PW[Cho U]PB[Yamashita Keigo]WR[9p]BR[9p]DT[2010-01-14,15]EV[34th Kisei Title Match]RE[W+Resign]MULTIGOGM[1] ;B[qd] ;W[pp] ;B[dd] (;W[dp] (;B[qn] (;W[pk] (;B[np] ;W[pn] (;B[qq] (;W[qo] ;B[pq] (;W[lq] (;B[nr] (;W[qm] (;B[fq] (;W[cn] (;B[dr] (;W[gq] (;B[gp] ;W[hq] (;B[hp] (;W[fr] (;B[eq] (;W[ip] (;B[fo] (;W[ck] (;B[oc] (;W[mq] (;B[iq] ;W[ir] ;B[jq] ;W[jp] ;B[nq] ;W[jr] ;B[cq] ;W[rp] ;B[rq] ;W[cp] ;B[er] ;W[fc] ;B[hc] ;W[df] ;B[ec] ;W[fd] ;B[ee] ;W[eb] ;B[db] ;W[ed] ;B[de] ;W[dc] ;B[cc] ;W[ge] ;B[jd] ;W[qf] ;B[oe] ;W[cf] ;B[ef] ;W[dh] ;B[eh] ;W[di] ;B[ec] ;W[gg] ;B[pg] ;W[rd] ;B[rc] ;W[dc] ;B[ei] ;W[gi] ;B[ej] ;W[pd] ;B[qc] ;W[qh] ;B[dk] ;W[cl] ;B[ig] ;W[hg] ;B[eg] ;W[if] ;B[jf] ;W[jg] ;B[ih] ;W[je] ;B[ie] ;W[kf] ;B[hf] ;W[jf] ;B[he] ;W[kd] ;B[gf] ;W[jc] ;B[id] ;W[hb] ;B[ic] ;W[ib] ;B[kc] ;W[jb] ;B[ld] ;W[ke] ;B[lc] ;W[gc] ;B[fg] ;W[jh] ;B[ii] ;W[ji] ;B[jj] ;W[kj] ;B[ij] ;W[kk] ;B[li] ;W[ki] ;B[qg] ;W[rg] ;B[rh] ;W[rf] ;B[ec] ;W[ga] ;B[ri] ;W[pf] ;B[pi] ;W[qj] ;B[qi] ;W[og] ;B[ph] ;W[of] ;B[ni] ;W[od] ;B[nd] ;W[ne] ;B[pc] ;W[oh] ;B[ok] ;W[oi] ;B[pj] ;W[oj] (;B[qk] ;W[pl] ;B[rl] ;W[md] ;B[nc] ;W[il] ;B[me] ;W[nf] ;B[nn] ;W[nm] ;B[jm] ;W[hk] ;B[cj] ;W[bi] ;B[jl] ;W[jk] ;B[ik] ;W[im] ;B[in] ;W[jn] ;B[kn] ;W[jo] ;B[mm] ;W[nl] ;B[ll] ;W[hh] ;B[fk] ;W[gl] ;B[bj] ;W[dj] ;B[ci] ;W[ch] ;B[bh] ;W[dl] ;B[ek] ;W[bk] ;B[ai] ;W[mo] ;B[no] ;W[mn] ;B[mp] ;W[lo] ;B[bq] ;W[bp] ;B[ap] ;W[ao] ;B[aq] ;W[bg] ;B[dg] ;W[cg] ;B[ce] ;W[af] ;B[ah] ;W[al] ;B[bo] ;W[aj] ;B[ak] ;W[sq] ;B[sr] ;W[aj] ;B[om] ;W[ol] ;B[ak] ;W[rk] ;B[rj] ;W[aj] ;B[ea] ;W[fb] ;B[ak] ;W[sp] ;B[lp] ;W[ko] ;B[rr] ;W[aj] ;B[hm] ;W[hl] ;B[ak] ;W[an] ;B[bn] ;W[aj] ;B[kq] ;W[kp] ;B[ak] ;W[am] ;B[bm] ;W[aj] ;B[kr] ;W[lr] ;B[ak] ;W[bl] ;B[em] ;W[aj] ;B[ks] ;W[ls] ;B[ak] ;W[dn] ;B[eo] ;W[aj] ;B[da] ;W[bi]C[Black resigned.]) (;B[pl] ;W[qk] ;B[ql] ;W[ol] ;B[rk] ;W[nk] ;B[rj])) (;B[nq] ;W[cq]) (;B[cq])) (;W[cq] ;B[iq] ;W[ir] ;B[jq] ;W[jr] ;B[jp] ;W[io] ;B[jo] ;W[in] ;B[jn] ;W[im] ;B[kr])) (;B[iq] ;W[ir] ;B[jq] ;W[jr] ;B[jp] ;W[mq] (;B[io] ;W[nq] ;B[oq] ;W[oc]) (;B[nq] ;W[io] ;B[jo] ;W[in] ;B[lo] ;W[ls])) (;B[jp] (;W[io] ;B[iq] ;W[ir] ;B[jq] ;W[jr] ;B[jo] ;W[in] ;B[jn] ;W[im] ;B[kr]) (;W[iq] ;B[io] ;W[jo] ;B[kp] ;W[kr] ;B[jn] ;W[ko] ;B[lp]))) (;W[io] ;B[cq] ;W[ck]) (;W[mq] ;B[nq] ;W[cq] ;B[iq] ;W[ir] ;B[jq] ;W[jr] ;B[kq] ;W[kr] ;B[io] (;W[jp] ;B[kp] ;W[jo] ;B[lp] ;W[in] ;B[mp] ;W[ho] ;B[fm] ;W[dk] ;B[lr] ;W[er] ;B[dq] ;W[gs] ;B[hm] ;W[jl]) (;W[ck]))) (;B[cl] ;W[dl] ;B[dk] ;W[dm] (;B[fo] ;W[ck] ;B[cj] ;W[bk] ;B[dj] ;W[bl] ;B[kc]) (;B[cq] ;W[fp] ;B[ek] ;W[er] ;B[dq] ;W[fo])) (;B[iq] ;W[ir] ;B[jq] ;W[jr] ;B[kq] (;W[kr] ;B[io] ;W[jp] ;B[kp] ;W[jo] ;B[lp] ;W[fp]) (;W[io] ;B[kr] ;W[fp] ;B[hn] ;W[ep])) (;B[io] ;W[jp] ;B[fo] ;W[ck])) (;W[iq] ;B[cq] ;W[ck])) (;B[iq] ;W[ir] ;B[jr] ;W[ip] ;B[jq] ;W[eq] ;B[fp] ;W[er])) (;W[iq])) (;B[fp] ;W[cq]) (;B[cq] ;W[fr] ;B[eq] ;W[hp] ;B[fo] ;W[ck]) (;B[fr] ;W[cq] ;B[hp] ;W[iq] ;B[ep] (;W[jo]) (;W[oc] ;B[jo])) (;B[ep] ;W[dq] ;B[cr] (;W[bq] ;B[eq] ;W[hp] ;B[gn] ;W[ck]) (;W[eo] ;B[eq] ;W[fo] ;B[cp] ;W[do] ;B[bo]))) (;B[gr] ;W[fr] (;B[gp] ;W[hq] ;B[hr] ;W[eq] ;B[fp] ;W[er] ;B[iq]) (;B[er] ;W[fp] ;B[fs] ;W[hq]))) (;W[cq] ;B[iq]) (;W[hq] ;B[cq] ;W[eq] ;B[er] ;W[fp] ;B[gp] ;W[gq] ;B[fr] ;W[go] ;B[ci])) (;B[iq]LB[dr:A])) (;W[hp]) (;W[eq] ;B[fp] ;W[dn] ;B[ip] ;W[ko])) (;B[oc] (;W[fq] ;B[cf]) (;W[cf] ;B[fc] ;W[bd])) (;B[lc])) (;W[rp]) (;W[od] (;B[oc] ;W[pd] ;B[pc] ;W[qe] ;B[nc] ;W[rd] ;B[qc] ;W[pf] ;B[qm] ;W[pm] ;B[ro] ;W[ql] ;B[qp]) (;B[pf] ;W[qc] ;B[rc] ;W[pc] ;B[re] ;W[lc] ;B[qm] ;W[pm] ;B[ql]))) (;B[mq] ;W[lp] ;B[oc] ;W[no]) (;B[qm] (;W[pm] ;B[ro] ;W[ql] ;B[qp]C[Too much to expect for black.]) (;W[rp] ;B[pm] ;W[on] ;B[om] ;W[nn] ;B[nm] ;W[mn] ;B[mq] ;W[lp] ;B[rq] ;W[nk]))) (;W[od] ;B[oc] ;W[pd] ;B[pc] ;W[qe] ;B[nc] (;W[rd] ;B[qc] ;W[pf]) (;W[nd] ;B[md] ;W[qc] ;B[rd] ;W[qb] ;B[rc])) (;W[qm] ;B[oc] (;W[nq] ;B[oq] ;W[mq] ;B[op] ;W[mp]) (;W[oq] ;B[nq]) (;W[lq] ;B[mq] ;W[lp]))) (;W[pq] ;B[pm] ;W[po] ;B[pl] (;W[ok] ;B[nm] ;W[rp]) (;W[qk] (;B[ro] ;W[rq] ;B[nm] ;W[qg]) (;B[ph])))) (;B[pm] ;W[on] ;B[qo] ;W[op] ;B[rq] ;W[om])) (;B[on] ;W[np] ;B[pi]) (;B[qq] ;W[qp] ;B[pq] ;W[op] ;B[rp] ;W[ro] ;B[rq] ;W[qo] ;B[nq]) (;B[pi] ;W[np] ;B[kd]) (;B[fq] ;W[cn] ;B[np] ;W[pn] ;B[pm] ;W[on] ;B[qp] ;W[qo] ;B[ro] ;W[po] ;B[rm] ;W[qq] ;B[rp] ;W[om] ;B[jq])) (;W[nq] (;B[pj]) (;B[kd] (;W[qo] ;B[pn] ;W[pj] ;B[ph] ;W[nj] ;B[mn]) (;W[pf] (;B[od] ;W[qe] ;B[rd] ;W[qj]) (;B[ph] ;W[pd] ;B[pe] ;W[oe] ;B[qe] ;W[qc] ;B[of] ;W[pc] ;B[qf] ;W[nf] ;B[pg] ;W[nd]))) (;B[od])) (;W[np])) (;B[kc])) (;W[cp] ;B[ep] ;W[gq] ;B[cq] ;W[cm] ;B[dn] ;W[bo] ;B[fq] ;W[gp] ;B[bq] ;W[cj] ;B[oc] ;W[qn] ;B[pj] ;W[fc] ;B[hc] ;W[df] ;B[fd] ;W[cc] ;B[cd] ;W[dc] ;B[ed] ;W[fb] ;B[gc] ;W[bc] ;B[nf] ;W[gd]))

The tournament table is here. Game two will be played on January 27 and 28.

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3 Responses to “Kisei Title Started: Cho U Won Game One”

  1. Biondy says:

    why black let himself in a ko fight and not simply defend it? was black very much behind at that position?

  2. Sorin says:

    It seems to me that black does not have a way to “simply defend”, but has to play the ko.
    What do you have in mind in order for black to avoid the ko?

  3. iryumika says:

    just instead of 2/5 black should have played atari at ¹/¹3 why not? i dont see why he played 2/5 i just dont know it
    :D but im only 3kyu and hes 9 p so i think there was maybe a reasoon :D