Most Exciting Game So Far? (840 Observers!)
game" for Experience Go in China
more info check out http://www.experience-go.com/)
Black: MilanMilan 9-dan (Liu Yuanbo, 2-dan pro)
White: lsai 9-dan (Hu Shuai, 3-dan pro)
is always a rare opportunity to see a match between two professionals on KGS; a
match like this one, however, with long time controls (1h15min+3x60 byo-yomi), is even
rarer! MilanMilan and lsai both like to fight very much,
so this promotional game for Experience
Go in China promised to be very exciting!
played for territory (cash), while White was accumulating strength (influence).
One of the many surprising moves in this game was B61 (C9); Black made an
unexpected invasion at the left side and got even more cash:
smartrobot [9d]: b has so many
points, i'm jealous
onus was now on White... He had to use his power to attack strongly! And, indeed,
a sharp fight took place soon. At this time, there were already more than
800 observers watching the game! Jack Jin, 2-dan pro, who was the live commentator,
smartrobot [9d]: can we reach 1000?
move 144 (L2) White entered byo-yomi, but MilanMilan was kind and kept adding
time to his opponent. They were both true gentleman, as we would expect: we can
mention a funny episode that happened at move 65 (see the game variation); MilanMilan misclicked and played a silly move (Q1), then lsai, who was trying to be fair,
passed his turn! Black was allowed to "undo", so the incident was
easily resolved with good sense of humor:
MilanMilan [9d]: thanks
MilanMilan [9d]: Q1 wasn't a good
lsai [9d]: ^^
W160 (O13), and the subsequent moves, White delivered a potent attack against
Black's group at the top. He even managed to make that big dragon have to fight
a ko for life!
smartrobot [9d]: w start to fight
even more surprises were in store for the more than 840 observers who were watching this game!
Somehow White overdid it, and his "greed" to capture Black's group
backfired! After B225 (E15), you can see that White's own dragon was in
It is not true that "big dragons
never die"! Even though he was "leading in most of the
game" (MilanMilan's words), White was finally forced to resign at move
241... What an exciting match!
You can find smartrobot's live commentary in the game file. Enjoy!