I think trying to live in his moyo with moves like e9 and g11 is the wrong idea. At that point in the game, his group on the left side was very weak since you got a wall that reached up to m8. While you might not have been able to kill his left side group if you had attacked it, you would have certainly gained more thickness towards the center. If that were to happen, then it would be much easier for you to reduce his moyo like you attempted to do since you would've had more places to run to and what not. Hope that makes sense
I am not quite 4k, but I wanted to say a couple things. I feel like you got a good advantage early on after the top left corner, though I feel like the cap at move 22 (k15) wasn't too good of an idea. I do feel like he should have jumped out, but maybe you should do the knights move at L15 or take away his base at G17. I feel like G17 is a better idea and if he runs you will get benefits.
Next, I feel like instead of playing R10 at move 40 you might want to approach the left side. Just looking at it on this board it seems like Black has plenty of potential there and he ignored your approach to play what he probably thought was a sente move. So now I feel like you should do something substantial and limit everything he can make. At the very least I feel like you should have played more of a double approach to his side like (Q7/R7/Q6) You will probably get influence here, but as long as you extend to K3/K4 you should get a good enough result. This is more so an element of style, in the end, though, I feel like no matter what you needed to try and limit what he could get in the middle with an extension or an approach.
I think you need to learn the life and death in the lower right corner. Then When you attacked the group and killed it on the left it was good, but you also will have to live on the right. You made a good effort, but when you are trying to live where white is thick, you should "Sabaki." Sabaki means you should be willing to give up part of your group to live. I think your strategy is okay, you just need better reading. So do some life and death! Try doing at least two or three problems every day. This should help your reading problems.
Thanks everyone! Moboy your absolutely right about that. I played those because I was being daring haha I wanted to see if there was any possibility of living but soon realized that no there was not Ha!
Move 22 (K15) Cap Move, i don't like this move, too. I would prefer M15, if you want to attack the upper group. M15 would gain more territory for white on the upper right side and it would be sente, because of follow ups like H17!
Move 47 (R6) Attachment. I don't like this Attachment of Black. After Move 50, Black need to play something like S6 and give up sente to white, or like in the game: Play an overplay move at K3 and end up in bad shape.
Move 76 (D6) I'm not sure if I would attack from this side, because of the black thickness at D13 Area. You have more support on the other side, so i would prefer a Move like F3.
Move 94 (K5) Next Cap Move. I prefer L5 Knights Move.
Move 108(D9) Crazy Suicide Move. Better Kill/Disconnect the Black Group on the right. With a Move like N11.
Don't try to live inside, if the Big Walls of your Opponent already exist. Better reduce from the outside.
moboy78: I have moved beyond Go padawan, for I have been trained in the art of (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
Sept 11, 2014 1:41:57 GMT
samuelmars: who want to play now?
Sept 11, 2014 14:47:44 GMT
cyndi: Shawn check out beginners league and make sure we are doing things right.
Sept 13, 2014 19:13:31 GMT
austin101: I'm still motioned as a new member???
Sept 13, 2014 20:02:46 GMT
austin101: lol. Letting all know that now the best way to get to me is with my email: email@example.com , but PLEASE don't send spam or spam me!
Sept 13, 2014 20:03:13 GMT
wampir: any idea how to switch own play style, for example from mine passive to more active/aggressive? any advice would be nice :-)
Sept 15, 2014 18:46:19 GMT
masterjdj: Im a very aggressive player and I would say focus more on playing solid moves. Many times I find myself losing games for being over aggressive. I think that if you want to move past the passive mindset trying playing out of your comfort zone.
Sept 15, 2014 20:06:22 GMT
Shawn Ray: Just play big moves instead of attacking.
Sept 16, 2014 15:48:39 GMT
wampir: I don't know how to attack, just how to counter.. sometimes.. usually my attackin make me killed instead haha
Sept 20, 2014 12:27:06 GMT
wampir: Shawn, what pro games u watch/study?
Sept 20, 2014 12:27:25 GMT
Shawn Ray: I review recently played pro games. A free place to check is GoKifu.com
Sept 21, 2014 13:32:52 GMT
austin101: I haven't been getting any emails for games or wanting for video lectures or anything hahaha ><
Sept 26, 2014 0:44:55 GMT
austin101: Where is everyone?
Sept 27, 2014 17:55:13 GMT
austin101: We need to find out how often everyone is getting on and who is going to be on here more often
Oct 7, 2014 22:15:38 GMT
austin101: Who all at least comes and looks at this chat?
Nov 19, 2014 17:37:18 GMT
ediv: I'm new, but I'll look and shout
Nov 27, 2014 13:22:53 GMT