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2011-12-11 Expert: Robert M Gogo Rate: (4)  1 ratings

David v. Goliash

8k won against 4d - without handicap!

Unbelievable! This happened at Little Golem Tournament go19.ch.9.1.1 about a year ago.
Wayne Chen, who has rating 8k today, won against 4d.
Wait, looking at the rating graph Wayne's rating is reasonably stable around 3k and 8k looks like a short-term outlier.
Okay but the rating difference is still big: 7.
Can you find what happened?

Source:  http://www.littlegolem.net:  game 1249816


Robert M Gogo
2011-12-17 08:12
W58 is, in fact, a good move after b57. The real problem I see is that b57 also created a possibility for black to play m17.
Why was black able to play such a good move as b57?
I think white shouldn't let his group n4-n7 get airborne.
3k ( RU ) 2011-12-12 04:12
B is not 8k for sure, opening was quite nice. IMHO w58 was a mistake, I'd defend at N16. Next b got a wall in sente and used it well. Also w78 looks unreasonable: both ladders works for b
8k ( CA ) 2011-12-11 09:12
B seemed to play very solidly but it seems w was toying w b too much and let himself get cut into pieces. Not sure what the specific misread was that lead to his death in ur area...

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