Sunday, March 18, 2007

WinHonte 2, level 6

I don't know how strong Winhonte 2 is supposed to be. I just know that if I max it out at level 6 and take a 9 stone handicap, it smashes me with a 150 stone difference. No surprise there, my Go game sucks. (I can sometimes win a 9 handicap game at level 4.) What got my attention was, it demolished an entire corner I thought was safe, anticipated and took positions I needed to take, and played out a very long sequence I couldn't see the end of until it was too late. I'm used to opponents carving little chunks out of my corners before I can seal them off. WinHonte eviscerated a quarter of my board like a French fishwife.

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