MingJiu Review #2

The second installment of a review with MingJiu Jiang 7P. I should mention that I’m paraphrasing MingJiu’s comments and toning down is lovable gruffness a bit.

This was a game I play in the 2015 Jujo. My opponent was black, later revealed to me that his last official rating was 5 Dan!

(;GM[1]FF[4]CA[UTF-8]AP[CGoban:3]ST[2] RU[Japanese]SZ[19]KM[6.50] PW[Jay Chan]PB[5 Dan] ;B[dq] ;W[cd] ;B[qp] ;W[pd] ;B[qf] ;W[nc] ;B[pj] ;W[nq] ;B[jq] ;W[qq]C[MingJiu: This should be good for white.] ;B[pq] ;W[pp] ;B[rq] ;W[qr] ;B[rr] ;W[qo]C[MingJiu: You don't need to atari here, just eat one stone with Q2.] ;B[rp] ;W[pr] ;B[po] ;W[op] ;B[qn] ;W[oo] ;B[pn]C[Jay: I feel like black is in a better position, white is so small. MingJiu: Your mistake at R5 made black more solid on the right. Otherwise, white is better because white is alive.] ;W[do] ;B[cm] ;W[en] ;B[co] ;W[cp] ;B[dp] ;W[cn] ;B[bo] ;W[bn] ;B[bp]C[Jay: Did I do this right? MingJiu: It's okay.] ;W[ep]C[MingJiu: D7 is more solid, black can play there himself.] ;B[eq] ;W[fp] ;B[ec] ;W[fq]C[MingJiu: Good Idea.] ;B[cf] ;W[ed] ;B[dc] ;W[dd] ;B[fd] ;W[cc] ;B[gc] ;W[dg]C[Mingjiu: D13 is a mistake. White needs to peep F18 first, for the eyeshape, and to possibly attack black around J17 later. Jay: Ok, the game gets really bad, let's stop here.])
Written on Mar 15, 2015 about Baduk and MingJiu.