Sunday, October 9, 2011

Xie Yimin Won Game 2

Game 2 of the 30th Female Honinbo was played on October 3. Xie Yimin, the title holder, played black while the challenger, Mukai Chiaki, played white.

                              Mukai Chiaki (left) vs. Xie Yimin (right)

 In the second game, Xie made a big framework at the left and right side. Mukai's strategy was to aim the center might be a bad idea, since whte still has an open spot from the right side. Xie quickly played black 81-85 followed by black 101 to wreck white's moyo. Mukai resigned at move 183. She was behin about 8 points on board.

Here is the game record:
Xie Yimin (black) vs. Mukai Chiaki (white). Result: B+R

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