When I get stubborn, I pretty much ruin any chance of winning a game. I’m playing this game on DGS right now… On the right side, my stubbornness set me back severely.
At this point I am not sure what to do, he’ll capture those two stones in dansu for sure, but I don’t see how I can make eyes; but here is where I can get really stubborn, my first thought is to move to R7 and try and fight my way out of it… Which is fairly futile… What I should have done is sacrifice the one handicap stone that was there and the one I placed at move 6, creating an iron pillar after he extended with 5 at Q10. The advise I received at the club this week still, was to just keep things connected, run when I can, and not get into any fights. Obviously, I followed that advice perfectly here… *sigh* After we messed around on the board elsewhere he played 31, to which I didn’t respond for some weird reason I pretend I can’t remember; he plays 33 and I try and fight my way out with 34… Stupid… After he played 31 I should just have extended to where he played 33, using the middle handicap stone to keep connected.
Though here is kinda what I like about baduk, it is such a reflection of oneself… I am extremely stubborn, and what happened here is something that too often happens in my life: I become stubborn, and end up digging a hole for myself somehow…
PS: please don’t comment on any things I might be able to do here, the game is still going forward, and I want to badly lose it without any help :p