Cho Chikun 9p vs Michael Redmond 9p : Commentary By Andrii Kravets 1p

Cho Chikun 9p vs Michael Redmond 9p : Commentary By Andrii Kravets 1p 1

This game was played on 10-4-2003 and Michael Redmond played black against Cho Chikun in the 28th Japanese Gosei. This game is a really good example of how not to play when you are ahead. Cho Chikun lost the game due to playing a bit too aggressive and seeking to get that what he does not really need, especially since he was ahead. Michael Redmond played quite solid and finally managed to win. Looking at this game with commentary thanks to Andrii Kravets, it felt like Cho tries to destroy his opponent, which ends up only destroying himself, due to a blunder that he did later in the middle game stage. I am fan of both players, so this was a really fascinating game and I hope people will like to see it.

Below you can find Andrii Kravets 1-dan professional European player commenting the game. For these of you having trouble with coordinates, please click Ctrl+R or save the sgf with Ctrl+S. Enjoy !

Cho Chikun 9p vs Michael Redmond 9p : Commentary By Andrii Kravets 1p 2

Personal message
I started to play Go at the age of 8. From the very beginning I liked this game a lot, and after few years of study I became the European under 12-champion. In the next few years Go was a big part of my life. Sometimes I made a pause for a few weeks, sometimes I played like a mad man for 24 hours in row. When I finished University I went to study Go in China. I went twice to China, spending one year in total there. There I improved my go skills a lot and two years later I become a professional. Now I continue to study this game and hope to achieve new victories.

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