Friday, April 21, 2006


This post starts 2 weeks ago when I was on a -50 index but feeling ok as an 6kyu, i then played Llyod 2kyu and after winning the close match i moved up to 200 index. Then i played steve 3k in my Western Cape Closed 2nd round game and beat him on scratch, this gave me a huge boost in index and i became a 5kyu YAY!, then not knowing this i played Lloyd 2kyu and Bernard 2kyu both as if i was a 6kyu and winning both games i am now a 5kyu with an 152 index.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

200th Game !!!!

I have now officially played 200 games on our SAGA system.

Friday, April 14, 2006


So last night i got to the Stellenbosch club with Jaco and had some sushi at the local noodle bar, after a relaxing meal Steve asked me if we can play our Western Cape Closed 2nd Round game, Steve is a 3k and I am a 6k kyu, so even if I have beaten him before I was very nervous (All games in WC Closed are even games).
After a eventfull game I won by 9.5 after his komi .... Yippee!!! but now I have to play my nemesis and all time rival in go - Jaco , this will be and epic game but I don't have that much hope of winning :(

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Go in Cape Town last night

I played Lloyd who has been promoted to 2k recently with a 4 handicap and after having ups and downs , i eventually counted , realised i was only 1 point ahead , played my 3 sente moves and won by 4.5. Congratulations to Jaco for beating Andrew 1k on a 3 hanicap by resign.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Quiet times

It's been quiet lately , tuesday evening at the Cape Town Club only had Jaco playing Lloyd in a really serious game the rest of us just fiddled along, tonight i'll be playing Lious a 17kyu at the Stellenbosch Club for my first round game in the Western Cape Closed , after that the tournament is a very bad draw for me with 4 out of my 6 main opponents with me in the second half. Will have to start lifting my game even higher if i intend to get anywhere in this rournament.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Cape Town Open

So after a long day , difficult matches played and mixed emotions on the outcomes here is the results, GAME 1: I played Bernard the 2kyu (our club's strongest player) with a 1 Handicap and made a big mistake in the opening - then started fights all over and brought it back but ended up loosing by 14,5. GAME 2: I plated Chris the 9kyu and the weakest player in the tournament (but by no means weak) and after a huge battle i won by resign. GAME 3: I played Steve the 3kyu and after the opening was convincingly ahead but made a huge blunder and it brought him back into the game , after playing most of the game steve tried to invade in my corner but i killed the group - but when he later came back and tried his luck i didnt think what i was doing , played a stupid move instead of the one i new was right and his group lived , mine died and i ended up resigning. I am very dissapointed about losing to steve in a game that i should never have lost but that's life i suppose :(

The day before

Well tomorrow is the Cape Town Open and even though i really like playing in tournaments , for some reason im just not excited about this one. I hope tomorrow morning when we register i'll get all excited and be ready, ill post some pics when we get back tomorrow evening.