Here a “double SanRenSei” match which had been played as correspondence game over seven (7) days (from 14th till 21st Oct) with the result w+19.5
Tks to wow (12k) for challenging me on 10th Oct. It was an interesting game as we both are SanRenSei / Cosmic style players (or less, try to become one in farer future). From beginning it was clear, that we both will open with classical SanRenSei star point fuseki.
Rec.: In tendency it is said, that playing SanRenSei as white against black as SRS then white can’t win the game as black can position first the “centrer stone” (mostly asymetric one coordinate beside K10/Tengen), same as it happened in the game black claimed its big moyo playing first on L10.
With the analysis of a bigger game database, e.g. Fuseki.info (Total number of games in database where both players are professionals: 78,476 / status: 21st Oct 2014)… during first ten (10) moves the statistics for white to win the game decrease to 40%.
Here the game: Black’s attack onto left side was tough as it pushed up white with a wall on G8-G10. Luckily white got the chance to block and to sneak in via G11 as black decided for a “large knight move” up to J13 instead H12.
In the endgame black missed to cut white playing simply P8 instead of M18, which gave white the chance to break through to right side. It was costly for black and gave white 10 points.
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wow and me we will have next days a detailled review by a high Dan to understand more clearly how and what we played and where to optimize to some better moves and combinations.