JP Consul: Alexander Dinerchtein (breakfast) vs. Ilya Shikshin (roln111)
you can see the most exciting game (fourth round, first board) from the 9th
Annual Cup of consul general of Japan (in Saint-Petersburg, Russia): Alexander
Dinerchtein (Black) vs. Ilya Shikshin (White).
game was broadcasted by EuroGoTV on KGS, and it reached 470 observers.
always in his recent games, Ilya played the two-stars opening as White,
allowing Alexander to try an interesting fuseki (moves 1+3+5).
has a very powerful and sharp reading ability, and he likes to fight very much.
So, in the past, Alexander's strategy when playing him would be to keep the
game "as simple as possible", in order to beat him in yose (which apparently used to be easy
for him; not anymore).
this game, however, Alexander did not walk away from any fight. He insisted on
showing his determination by slamming the stones on the board and pressing the
clock really hard (which was quite amusing for us, the observers). We don't
know if the clock stopped working; if it did, Alex will have to buy a new one
the thrilling ko fight ended at move
182, Black played at H2, and the game was looking good for him. But his next
play, B6, was probably the losing move...
kept his cool throughout the game, always waiting for his chance to strike. Combat
is his natural environment, and he can always come up with surprising plays,
like the G9 tesuji (move 208). After that, Black's position started collapsing.
He did manage to live at the left side, but anyway he was behind by 20+ points
in the end, so Alexander eventually resigned.
Alexander is having a hard time winning against Ilya Shikshin, although his
overall score against him is still quite good.
seems that beating Europe's Lee Sedol is an almost impossible task now for other European players.