Archive for May, 2011

Japan lost to Norway in WAGC

Sunday, May 29th, 2011

The 32nd World Amateur Go Championship started yesterday in Matsue, Japan. Nothing unexpected in the first two rounds, but the third round came with a big surprise: Japan lost to Norway!! The Japanese representative this year is Mr. Hironori Hirata who will be 85 next month. He participated several times at this championship in the past, and even won it once. Too bad he made a blunder in this game: he failed to protect against a simple threat and a big group of his died. If he defended, he would have won by a few points (maybe less than komi).

Here is the complete game.

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50] PW[Hironori Hirata]PB[Morten Ofstad]WR[8d]BR[4d]DT[2011-05-29]EV[WAGC 2011, round 3]RE[B+Resign]MULTIGOGM[1] ;B[pd] ;W[dc] ;B[pp] ;W[dq] ;B[pj] ;W[nc] ;B[kd] ;W[le] ;B[oc] ;W[nd] ;B[pf] ;W[id] ;B[gc] ;W[he] ;B[ge] ;W[gf] ;B[fe] ;W[ce] ;B[ic] ;W[hc] ;B[hb] ;W[hd] ;B[fb] ;W[jc] ;B[ib] ;W[jd] ;B[jb] ;W[kc] ;B[do] ;W[dl] ;B[eq] ;W[ep] ;B[dp] ;W[fq] ;B[er] ;W[cq] ;B[fr] ;W[eo] ;B[bp] ;W[en] ;B[bq] ;W[gq] ;B[gr] ;W[hq] ;B[mq] ;W[ff] ;B[cf] ;W[df] ;B[be] ;W[cg] ;B[cd] ;W[bf] ;B[kj] ;W[ec] ;B[fc] ;W[ij] ;B[jl] ;W[mj] ;B[jj] ;W[ik] ;B[ll] ;W[ml] ;B[mm] ;W[nl] ;B[lh] ;W[pl] ;B[ni] ;W[lm] ;B[mn] ;W[kl] ;B[lk] ;W[jm] ;B[jh] ;W[qj] ;B[qi] ;W[qk] ;B[ri] ;W[qn] ;B[ro] ;W[qo] ;B[qp] ;W[rn] ;B[rp] ;W[on] ;B[ii] ;W[eb] ;B[dd] ;W[ed] ;B[ee] ;W[de] ;B[cc] ;W[cb] ;B[bb] ;W[ba] ;B[bc] ;W[ea] ;B[ad] ;W[af] ;B[da] ;W[ca] ;B[fa] ;W[ae] ;B[ab] ;W[db] ;B[bn] ;W[kb] ;B[ja] ;W[hr] ;B[ck] ;W[dr] ;B[cp] ;W[ds] ;B[dk] ;W[qc] ;B[qd] ;W[ob] ;B[pb] ;W[pc] ;B[qb] ;W[od] ;B[rc] ;W[bd] ;B[br] ;W[gs] ;B[be] ;W[il] ;B[ln] ;W[bd] ;B[km] ;W[be] ;B[jn] ;W[kq] ;B[sk] ;W[rl] ;B[bi] ;W[jk] ;B[in] ;W[ko] ;B[kn] ;W[lr] ;B[mr] ;W[of] ;B[og] ;W[ng] ;B[oe] ;W[nf] ;B[gm] ;W[gj] ;B[lf] ;W[kf] ;B[kg] ;W[jf] ;B[hi] ;W[gl] ;B[fl] ;W[fm] ;B[em] ;W[fn] ;B[el] ;W[hm] ;B[gk] ;W[gn] ;B[dn] ;W[bh] ;B[ci] ;W[fk] ;B[ip] ;W[ek] ;B[dm] ;W[no] ;B[lq] ;W[kr] ;B[op] ;W[ms] ;B[ns] ;W[ls] ;B[or] ;W[oh] ;B[pg] ;W[nh] ;B[pi] ;W[oc] ;B[ok] ;W[ol] ;B[jp] ;W[kp] ;B[mk] ;W[sl] ;B[sn] ;W[po] ;B[qm] ;W[pm] ;B[oo] (;W[nn]LB[sm:A]C[Losing move: white hallucinates that his group is alive. White should play at A to make two eyes, and let black cut and capture one stone.] ;B[rm]C[White's group is dead after this.]) (;W[sm] ;B[nn] ;W[so]C[Black is ahead on the board, but not enough to give komi.]))

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