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2011-04-30 Expert: Parik Stefanov Rate: (5)  24 ratings

The Move

        It might be the move of the month, played on the last day of the month. I call it simply : the move.
        I had a busy day and it was 1 o'clock in the morning, when I wanted to turn off the computer. Kobayashi Koichi started a game and I said to myself :"I cannot go to sleep right now. Let me see this show first."
        I knew something about his 9 D Korean opponent,"kyjkim", as he had an impressive 21 - 4 score, between 13th and 23rd of April. And Kobayashi, well ... I cannot go to sleep when he is playing.
       The game began very classic, almost boring some people might say, with nothing special in the first 63 moves, only theory and standard joseki patterns. Then the time has come and the Japanese master made his first of a series of magic moves : 64, 66, 94 and 126. I don't say where, because I think is very entertaining, if you try to guess these moves, while you reproduce the game.
       Then the move of all moves : white 100 ! Please, try to guess it before you press the forward button. This move comes from the magical land of great masters. I understood its meaning only some steps later and uncovered the secret connection between stones from different parts of the board.
       It's me in the black picture staring to the Move !  I made my comments, how I saw the game, as a common people.  Any other comment is welcome, it may reveal something I have missed. As a certificate of praise for this wonderful game, I quote a viewer, surprisingly not a Japanese, but a Korean 7D :
      "3586 is the great master Kobayashi Koichi !" (That was the exact comment and not the typical "What a great master" from the greetings label.)

                    "3586" 9D, (Kobayashi Koichi, 9P), Japan : 1604 - 640 (39850 p)
                    15 - 4 last games

                    "kjykim" 9D, Korea : 574 - 385 (36174 p)
                    21 - 4 his best series between 13th and 23rd of April


2011-05-02 11:05
I believe 101 at J17 leaves a bad aji at J18 (which may affect the black stones on top left).
K17 is a wonderful move indeed.
2011-05-01 07:05
Thx for sharing that great game!!
2011-05-01 03:05
Why did not Black respond at J17 for move 101?
2011-04-30 09:04
I love your posts, Parik !
Can you write some information about you ?

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