Journal No. 41. May 1978. Page 17.
A poor game for Harry Fearnley, but characteristic of Mark Hall's
simple and uncomplicated style of play, which can be very effective -
he has beaten Matthew Macfadyen several times in the last year.
Matthew's style is complex and ambitious; perhaps there is a moral here.
Black: TMark Hall, 2d
White: Harry Fearnley, 1d
Played at the 1978 British Go Congress
The game-file in SGF format.
Figure 1 (1-115) |
[BGJ omitted lettered points Recreated by Jon Diamond.]
- White 6: Unusual. Mark Hall has popularised this move in British
- Black 7-17: This looks good for Black, opposite the 4-4 stone, but
- White 18: ... this breaks the ladder, but neither Black nor White
- White 20: It would be better to pull out 12.
- White 22: Better to invade on the third line. Now black at 114
would be strong.
- White 28: Too close to black's thickness. This extension should be
one point less.
- Black 29; Threatening to kill the corner.
- White 30-32: White establishes himself and black takes his profit
in the corner.
- White 34: Not a severe attack. White A would be better to
strengthen White's broad shimari.
- White 38; To not answer black 37 makes white 34 a meaningless move.
- Black 39 & 41 are profitable and in sente. White's right hand
area is very thin and weak.
- Black 43: Mark's favourite invasion of his favourite shimari.
- White 46: Nice shape, but black has no problem in living.
- White 56: A mistake because it threatens nothing.
- Black 57: Natural. Now white has no attack on any black group and
is far behind on territory.
- White 58-72 are not very effective as Black can easily save 67 and
- White 80: Aji keshi, losing the possibility of moves such as B to
cut off the Black stones.
- White 86 must be at 88 or C. Black is now able to secure himself
- White 90: This is the time to play at 98, while black is sure to
- White 106: A blunder, he must just descend straight to the edge,
inviting black to kill white, before black himself is killed.
White resigned after black 115.
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