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2009-09-22 Expert: Alexander Dinerchtein Rate: (3.8)  6 ratings

Hemmy vs Bigbadwolf, or how to beat 9p easily!

I believe that bigbadwolf won this game in fuseki. He got a big lead
after the successful attack and sacrifising 2 stones on the right.
Black's yose was not good (Black 119, for example. It must be sagari at
B6, so Black can use monkey jump later), but it was already
hard to lose this game. Black's advantage was too big!

I think that the main problem was White's move #22. I added the correct
plan for White.

Anyway, I don't think that bigbadwolf can beat hemmy on 2 stones.
Even Lee Sedol cannot do it!


1dan ( IL ) 2009-10-05 09:10
Hyoga I made a comment explaining it here if you are interested:,0,6

asking those kind of questions is the best way to get stronger by the way.
so good luck with that :)
2d 2009-09-28 08:09
BBW intentionally gave hemmy points in endgame.
2009-09-26 02:09
Just for the record: It wasn't after Zchen resigned that Hemmy mentioned the handi. At move #148 Zchen made a last desperate monkey jump on the right. Then Hemmy actually offered a stone for capture and said "i give your 2stone handicap." A most embarrassing moment of humiliation.
4k kgs ( FR ) 2009-09-25 12:09
I don't understand why white 22 is bad because later he plays the right shape for the two stones on the right
1k ( EE ) 2009-09-23 10:09
There was a story

Right after zchen resigned his match against hemmy, the pro engaged in a little trash talking claiming he could give zchen two stones. The game against BBW immediately followed. As the score was counted, Andy threw it back in his face, saying "I give you 2 handi"
2009-09-23 10:09
He must be joking.

Giving 2 handicap after barely winning with 0.5 ?

Besides, I always considered BBW to be a somewhat polite opponent. He wouldn't show such blunt behaviour.
2009-09-23 05:09
Is it possible hemmy was planing on winning the game by only 0.5 and just miscounted ?
He seems to be upset about that in the end...
1 Dan ( BE ) 2009-09-23 04:09
I doubt hemmy considers bbw a serious opponent. He just played carelessly in the beginning. Normally there should have been a pincer on the left somewhere. If bbw seriously thinks he is stronger than hemmy then he will probably never improve from a strong ameture rank.

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