Takapotku tournament final

Today I’m sharing with you an analysis of my decisive Takapotku tournament game with Jeff. If you’re not familiar with it, the Takapotku tournament is the largest, annual Finnish go tournament that also used to be part of the EGF European cup. The included comments about the game are partly my own thoughts, and partly thought out with Jeff.

The game had numerous twists and turns—if I had to think of a suitable attribute word for it, I’d probably come up with “rollercoaster”. Enjoy!

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Second weekend in class D

Right after my trip to Innoshima, it was time for another insei weekend. Right now I’m at some kind of a stress peak, having had a great deal of things to do, but starting tomorrow I’ll have a reasonable amount of free time again.

I played six games last weekend, against the insei numbered 12 and 13, and then against the ones numbered 1-4 (them being the ones who dropped to class D from class C this month). The former C-classers were indeed quite strong, and I lost my game against the one ranked first. I’m including the kifu of that game in this blog post.

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