Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kato Keiko Closed the Gap

Kato Keiko, the challenger of the 12th Female Kisei sen, won the second match by the same margin as her lost in first match. Kato won by 2.5 points.
The game was quite well spirited. A fight started in early stage. Kato Keiko chose to attack Umezawa's weak group in the right. Umezawa's cut at move 32 was brave, since her attacked group was not yet settle. The fight spreaded to center.

Umezawa Yukari (W) vs. Kato Keiko (B), game up to move 70

I think the outcome of the battle was favourable for black, since she gained sente at the beginning of the yose stage.