Friday, June 23, 2006

Kinokuniya= go book suckage.

Went up to Games of Berkeley and got Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go. Heee, I got the last copy. (Also got a chess (bah!) book for brother but that's beside the point)

Chiyodad: It doesn't look like they've restocked the Ishi Press books. :/ I don't think they've restocked at all since that one beginners tournament.

Kinokuniya's go book supply = one shelf. Not even a bookshelf, just one shelf. All it had was the Get Strong Series and some of those Go starter books. Depressing. Searched for quite a while to find it, too. Oh well, they make up for it with manga. and erasers. whee. And Malice Mizer CDs cost too much. $44?! Crazy. [/off topic]

Sigh. KGS tournament in an hour. Bleeehhhhh....

Will update later. Am dying from heat. stupid weather.

Alright, now I'm pissed. Lost a game I should of won due to neglecting to connect. I don't know what the hell I was thinking at the time, but I failed to see that I would have cut them off. Even then, it was close, but I failed to count, and only then did I realize I could have possibly made up the difference in endgame. If I had taken two sente points instead of a gote point, I could have possibly won. Ugh, oh well.Misread a kill sequence. I'm so off today. Ugh. I hate this. Gotta stay patient throughout the game... bleh. Why do I suck at Go?

Off to slaughter (hah!) 5ks..

I get pissed off too easily.
And then I just resign when I fail to kill or something, and then I just keep getting more pissed off and etc. I hate go. :(

1 comment:

ChiyoDad said...

Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves that our playing strength isn't just our skillsets but how we apply those skillsets in the game.

Knowing your tesuji won't help unless you take the time to think out the sequence to see if the tesuji will work - or if you neglect a big play (like I just did in one of my correspondence matches).