This game (LG)
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On 2007-07-04 at 20:29,
As of move 6, it was already a very awkward position for me. (Maybe
wasn't such a good idea.) Lucy has a Y-shaped threat from the left, branching to the right. My prospects of a Y conversion on the right (
?) didn't look so good. I decided to begin with
, which all went according to plan, which I figure strengthens my position by keeping the Y formation while getting one peg at j11, connected to a bottom-facing gauntlet.
Now, typically I don't attack the center of the Y; I go into the branches. But this time I still wasn't seeing any winning branch move.
, for example. I decided my connection to my gauntlet on the left was valuable enough to use as a threat. So
. Then if
, and if
But when I saw the
response, I realized that I totally missed the
threat. Now, maybe
could have taken care of that. But I saw something else that looked better at the time:
, then if
, and if
. And once again, when I saw the
response, I realized the fatal flaw in my reasoning: if
instead - an instant win for Lucy.
Crisis. I stared at it for some time before deciding to try something like
. But Black's response was
instead. Good move.
I don't recall what my plan was with
. It was a last-ditch effort, anyway. After
, I was playing for a draw, but Lucy didn't let up.
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