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Thibault de Vassal (2009-08-28)
S.C. von Erichsen is FICGS Go champion !
Svante Carl von Erichsen is FICGS Go champion, for the 3rd time... after winning 2 more games in the 5 games final match which looked like in some ways to the previous one with Ke Lu.
Congrats again Svante Carl ! Definitely we need more strong players to try to rivalize :)
Here is the 4th game that just finished :
( ; FF GM SZ AP[Ficgs] RU[Chinese] GN[von Erichsen,Svante Carl-Lu,Ke] HA KM[7.5] WR PW[von Erichsen,Svante Carl] BR PB[Lu,Ke] DT[February 28 3:6:11 CET 2009] RE[W+T] ; B[pd] ; W[dc] ; B[pp] ; W[eq] ; B[pj] ; W[nq] ; B[lq] ; W[no] ; B[pn] ; W[kp] ; B[lp] ; W[lo] ; B[kq] ; W[jp] ; B[jq] ; W[ip] ; B[hq] ; W[hp] ; B[gq] ; W[gp] ; B[fq] ; W[fp] ; B[er] ; W[dr] ; B[dq] ; W[ep] ; B[fr] ; W[cq] ; B[cj] ; W[ch] ; B[co] ; W[cn] ; B[bn] ; W[dn] ; B[cm] ; W[nc] ; B[kd] ; W[ne] ; B[pf] ; W[ng] ; B[gc] ; W[ic] ; B[id] ; W[jd] ; B[jc] ; W[je] ; B[ib] ; W[kc] ; B[hc] ; W[de] ; B[lc] ; W[ph] ; B[oh] ; W[qe] ; B[pe] ; W[pg] ; B[og] ; W[of] ; B[pi] ; W[qf] ; B[rh] ; W[qd] ; B[pc] ; W[qc] ; B[qg] ; W[pb] ; B[ob] ; W[qb] ; B[nb] ; W[nh] ; B[qh] ; W[pl] ; B[om] ; W[qo] ; B[po] ; W[qp] ; B[qn] ; W[pq] ; B[oq] ; W[pr] ; B[or] ; W[rq] ; B[mj] ; W[mc] ; B[kb] ; W[lf] ; B[lh] ; W[jg] ; B[ji] ; W[mb] ; B[oc] ; W[ie] ; B[he] ; W[hf] ; B[gf] ; W[hg] ; B[mf] ; W[me] ; B[mg] ; W[ke] ; B[ld] ; W[le] ; B[nf] ; W[eh] ; B[hi] ; W[kh] ; B[ki] ; W[rn] ; B[rm] ; W[ro] ; B[ql] ; W[bk] ; B[bj] ; W[cl] ; B[dm] ; W[bm] ; B[bo] ; W[dl] ; B[dp] ; W[br] ; B[em] ; W[en] )
Svante Carl von Erichsen (2009-08-28 09:44:30)
Thank you very much.
I must admit, though, that I am a bit disappointed that all these games were decided by the clock. Game 1, I am definitely behind, Game 2, I think that I have a winning position, Game 3 is very close and would have been decided by endgame (there are some very large points open), Game 4, I am back in the game after installing a group in his moyo, but I believe he is still slightly ahead, Game 5, I think that he has to defend the group at the bottom now, so I can reduce the left side, then switch to the top right corner; I am still relatively thin at the top (compared to the rest of the board), so I think the game would have had to be decided in a fight there.
So, all in all, I think that these were really interesting games, and it is a pity that they were finished too early. Lu Ke is a very strong player, and I am really lucky to have a positive score against him. I just hope that my next opponent pays a bit more attention to the clock.
Thibault de Vassal (2009-08-28 13:37:50)
Zeitnot & Go Wch #4
The clock is an important part of the game, even at this correspondence time control. Thanks for your comments, obviously the match was much more intense than the score let it appear. Congrats to Ke Lu for giving you such difficulties :) .. One more reason to read these games with attention.
By the way, the 4th Go Wch preliminary tournament seems to be discussed between the very dangerous & surprising Huayong Yang (with 6/6 until now), Simon Billouet and Thomas Connor !
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