Journal No. 55. March 1982. Page 6.
Jim Barty and Matthew Macfadyen
This is the game we are featuring from this years London Open, and
a very entertaining game it is too, Both players called themselves 8 kyu
at the time but are now stronger than that. Comments are by Jim Barty
and Matthew Macfadyen.
Black: Bob Scantlebury, 8k
White: Steve Brooker, 8k
The game-file in SGF format.
- Black 21 should connect solidly there are too many cutting points
- White 22: The atari from above is more solid.
- Black 23: Wrong direction, should be 35 which makes better use of
- Black 25: Bad shape.
- White 32: Better at 35.
- White 42: White should connect regardless of the consequences.
- Black 45: Black has a splendid result.
- Black 59: Too slow.
- Black 65: Better at 84, both to surround black territory and to
- Black 73: Must be at 75.
- White 76: This sequence from 68 is excellent play by White.
- Black 77: This is too slow, Black should play 80.
- White 94: Nice idea but it doesnt work, Black can simply play
atari above 94 and catch the stone on the edge.
- White 100 & Black 101: This makes it much harder for white to
live in the black territory.
- White 104: Bad, eyes happen on the edge. White should also play the
kikashi of 108 first, black will reply with 110 and then 116 looks hard
- White 118: Should play 119, black 118, white 121, black 128 and
white gives atari under 115 starting a ko.
- Black 127: Vulgar, should be at 140.
- White 146: White should count the game now, to win White needs all
his moyo as territory, so he must block at 151 and hope he can kill a
- White 148: Should be at 155 which would enclose much more.
- Black 153 to 169: Brilliant play, white is destroyed.
- Black 171: Aargh! Must capture at 172 killing the White bits.
- White 174: Must play the double atari at 177, whites only chance to escape.
- Black 177: The last move recorded.
Black eventually won the game by 48 points.
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