Chaos night #1: Ironically, nothing chaotic in Won Seongjin's game; but victory matters: chaos(P) 9d vs. knifct 9d
Won Seong-jin 9p, playing as chaos(P) 9d, is an active participant in many of Tygem's online tournaments. Recently he seems to be on a bit of a decline as in his last 20 games he has only gone 10-10, which is only subpar considering he used to go 17-3 and beyond. Could this perhaps be in connection to his sub-par performance in the pro circuit perhaps (or maybe his recent involvement with BaToo has affected his game? :p)? As a result he has also taken a severe hit in his T-points. There has been a Tygem article on chaos(P), including in-depth analysis on his style of play, breakdown investigation of his screen name, and a deep commentary on a game he played against hua 9d. You may find more information at http://www.tygem.com/column/tygem9/viewpage.asp?pagec=1&seq=9305&gubun=7 (in Korean, non-Korean speakers please use Google Translate).
knifct 9d is Liao Xingwen 2p who some people consider to be a potential rising star for China. He has been doing slightly better in his last 20 games with 13 wins, and has at least twice as many games as chaos(P) under his belt, so clearly he is the online veteran here. Can he take down one of Korea's stronger pros?
Thoughts/Impression on the game:
-7 has become a trend, I wonder if they should give it a new name.
-9 is an interesting way to deal with the wedge which I don't get to see too often, usually we see the shoulder hit, but this is with the "normal" mini-Chinese.
-28 is a very interesting move to deal with 5, I have never seen it :/. For Black to tenuki and let White play 30 seemed like a perplexing choice as well, though he does live in the corner without a sweat.
-48 looks like a nice tesuji with 46.
-Looks like 67 is the right time to exploit the cut.
-It is a very steady game into the middle game, no chaos in the center and mutual agreement in territory.
-The invasion and later fight in the lower center looks nice as there is an odd symmetry :).
-99 is an interesting concept as it sacrifices his very own invasion.
-The finishing move is a clever tesuji that jeopardizes a floating group.
chaos(P) - 1 : 0 - knifct
R1: move 1 - 50
chaos(P): 61% (224)
knifct: 39% (156)
R2: move 51 - 80
chaos(P): 62% (138)
knifct: 38% (115)
chaos(P): 386 - 223 as 9d, 390 - 225 total
knifct: 101 - 69 as 9d, 794 - 526 total
Last 20 Games:
chaos(P): 10 - 10
knifct: 13 - 7
Peak Observers: 660 (510 Korea-1 + 150 China-1)
Date Played: 02/07/09 (Fresh!)