American Go E-Journal

Member’s Edition: Redmond on Kaori Chinen vs. Redmond

Tuesday February 19, 2013


Gosei Tournament, C section
W:  Michael Redmond 9P
B:  Kaori Chinen 4P
Commentary:  Michael Redmond
Published in the February 19, 2013 edition of the American Go E-Journal

Played on January 10th, this was my first game in 2013.  Chinen has been one of the top female players in Japan for about 15 years.  Her first title was the women’s Honinbo in 1997, and she continued to take several titles.  She plays a fighting style, but also likes to play moyo games.  In this game I did well in the first fight, but was sloppy later when I could have secured my win.  That indicates that maybe I need to work on my late middle game.