"chenns is on fire"!
A couple of
months ago, in an article covering chenns' appearance (http://www.gosensations.com/index.php?id=2&server_id=1&new_id=1044),
I wrote: "chenns is one of the strongest amateurs in the world! He is from
Hong Kong, China, so maybe (just maybe) 'kghin' 8-dan, who is also from Hong
Kong, sees him as a rival...". A reader commented that there was no way
'kghin' could be his rival, but maybe 'chenns' is not too happy to
see him representing Hong Kong in the World Amateur Go Championship (last year
it was 'chenns' who played for Hong Kong, and he took 4th place).
'chenns' played four games against top players, including 'supertjc' 8d,
'Korondo' 9d and 'MilanMilan' 9d, and he won them all! Sensational!
As we have
seen before, Nai San Chan really likes the Chinese Opening, so it should be no
surprise that he tried it against 'MilanMilan'. It was a good opportunity for
him to test Black 7 (pincer, R11), which I believe is still being studied by
inseis and pros. White's answer (P16) was a bit strange, but it works to give
him momentum (rhythm) to defend his group in the right side.
played very solidly (Black 31 was a nice tesuji to give him good shape; Black
47 was also the correct shape). Please pay attention to Black 51-53 - simple
moves, but very effective! In the end, Black's left side territory was too big
for White to catch-up.
fight begun when Black played 55-57, invading the right side. Again, he played
a series of tesuji (Black 65, 67...) and got an interesting result up to Black
tried to fight back with White 116, but Black's reading was correct: it was not
possible for White to kill Black's group at the bottom (because of the aji of
P3 - that stone was in a perfect place!).
There was not
much White could do in the endgame to turn the tables - Black's lead was
unshakable. 'chenns' ended up winning the game by 14,5 points.