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White: Maciej Celuch    Black: David J Bush (LG) | This game (LG) | Download JTwixt file
On 2015-02-07 at 22:32, twixter (info) said:
I completely missed 25.t17. I could not play |26.t15 because of 27.o16 28.p11 29.s10 30.q13 31.s14 32.s17 33.q15.

In view of this, perhaps |10.h19 would have been wiser.

On 2015-02-08 at 19:15, nie_wiesz (info) said:
In this game 24.p15 is a strong threatening move - it has good connection to the h7-l11 line because of p11 (example: |25.o16 26.p11 27.t11 28.q13 29.t16 30.u11 ) and to the g16-l16 line because of r19 (example: |25.p13 26.r19 27.o20 28.n16 ). To avoid this double threat i needed to put 25th peg somewhere on the bottom side. 25.t17 was perfect.

Going back to the 10.l20 I thought that I have to connect h15 to the bottom and I played 11.h19. When I saw 12.k14 i said to myself "oh God, what have I done? I should have played 11.e18 to prevent l16 from connecting the left edge". I was very lucky that 13.n14 was strong enough to maintain the bottom (h13 or p18).

Probably 10.h19 is wiser. It would make the game much more complicated.

What do you think about p7 (or p18)? I find it to be a very good move. Especially in this game I saw it's potential.

On 2015-02-11 at 10:50, twixter (info) said:
After |11.e18 12.f16 it looks essentially the same as the game: 13.g17 14.k14 15.n14 16.i13 17.h11 18.g14 19.p18 20.h7 etcetera.

Your defense on the right side was very nice. I missed the idea of two 5-2 patterns in sequence like that: P7-R12-T15. It just holds everything. I'll have to try to watch for that in the future. With regards to the opening move P7, I still haven't come to a conclusion.

On 2015-02-11 at 11:39, twixter (info) said:
Um, I meant P7-R12-T17 of course.

On 2015-02-27 at 12:31, nie_wiesz (info) said:
Ohh, you are right. So after your 10.l20 the fight on the right side was settled. I didn't mean to play two 5-2 pattern. It was coincidence. My idea was to play 4-2 pattern from your peg (P15). You coudn't play T15, so I find it very good for me. Maybe I am wrong but I think that (generally) 4-2 pattern with opponent peg (P15 and T17) is really good if he can't put a peg 2 lines from mine (T15).

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