Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yamashita Sealed the 63rd Move

The second game of the 65th Honinbo-sen started this morning. This time the challenger, Yamashita Keigo Tengen plays as black and the title holder, Hane Naoki Honinbo plays as white.

So far, an awkward position appeared in the upper board. Yamashita successfully trapped Hane's group which gave Yamashita at least 13 points and thickness toward center. As for Hane, he got a solid upper left corner which is around 20 points.

Yamashita sealed his next move after Hane played a pincer. I wonder where Yamashita's sealed move is. If I were him, I'll go for the corner with C3.