Departure at 8:30, coming back at 18:30. There was no evening reviews today, so this is my first day without Go here. But the trip was nice. I send the photos, because I’m too lazy to write more 🙂
I wrote this post yesterday, but couldn’t connect with the internet, so I send it just now:
Hey! Today we’ve been playing 3 matches to the school league. 1 match in the morning with normal time settings 1h+3x20s and 2 matches in the afternoon with time 40min+3x20s. And there were three matches today instead of two, because (if I understood correctly) tomorrow is some holiday and a trip. I don’t really know where this trip is to, but the gathering time is 8:30 am. So, today the league has finished. I had 1:1 yesterday. I managed to win 3 matches today, I’m 2nd and finally going up, to the 6th league. But I won’t be there for long, because on 4th April there is a beginning of every-month-school-tournament and then, according to places in the tournament, they make new leagues. Tournament will last 5 days. 3 rounds a day in the first 3 days and 2 rounds a day in the next 2 days, so altogether 13 rounds. Everyday in the evening teachers will review these games from the tournament. Time settings are 1h+3x20s per player.
I should have sent some photos from the classes, so I send 🙂
Hey! Today normally: ‘I wish you all Everything Best for Easter’.
This is, how more or less the Easter Breakfast looks like in Poland:
And this is, how I had it today in China:
Like probably everyone, I’d prefer to be at home right now, but can’t have everything. I’d like to be the best Go player on the world, but I’ll learn more in Asia, than in Europe 🙁
By the way, in last 7 years I was just twice at home for Easter (when I had final exams of middle school and high school), the other times I was at school in Korea or on some tournament, where I had to go.
I had a nice humour yesterday, because I managed to win 3 matches in the morning for Saturday Team Tournament, but unfortunately my team didn’t win it.
At night, when I conducted online lecture for the members of Polish Go Association, I was a bit sleepy. I hope, it didn’t go that badly 🙂
At 2 pm. I start lessons today. No mercy, even while having Easter have to fight!
Today I had unfortunately 1:1. Unfortunately, because that loss should have been won. I finished the league again with the result 3:2, got 3rd place, lost again by 1 SODOS and still can’t go up. Results should be here: http://www.gyhdc.com/news/2016323/n53482720.html.
Today we had again problems for counting yose. Again was nice 🙂 There was just 12 problems (but this time a bit more difficult). I had 4 mistakes, though in two out of these four these mistakes are not necesserily mistakes, because the difference of value did matter mainly of differentiating sente and gote with continuation worth more than previous move, so theoretically both answers might be correct, but practically correct is the result depending on the other places with points on the board. If I understood teacher correctly (he was speaking in Chinese), his result is more often correct. And after analysing, I came to the conclusion, that he was right. In two other problems with mistakes, in first I was wrong by 1/3 point, in second by 1/4.
I returned the paper after about 50 minutes (out of 60 minutes available). I didn’t want to check myself (I took another problems instead), because unlike my previous school in Korea – there is no need to do 50 squats after every mistake here 🙂
But the result of next person in the class was 8 mistakes, so it’s ok.
If someone wants to check himself, I send a photo with these problems:
And after problems I managed to win 2 matches to the school league 🙂
If again, in the next year I’d have holidays in February, I’ll try to write next book. This time for advanced: “The Power of Yose”.
Unfortunately, I lost today and opponents against whom I won previously also lost. So, I had 3:2 (4 people had), but the worst SODOS and 4th place in 7th league. Results are here: http://www.gyhdc.com/news/2016323/n98232719.html
In the afternoon I’d been playing again to the league 7 and after a couple of hopeless moves in the endgame I lost by 0,5 point.
I’ve got an e-mail, that Europe has possibility to send one player for Limin Cup (unofficial World Go Championship under 23) and thanks to the collected Bonus Points from the European tournaments I’ll go. Nice, because even for the last place I’d get about 2000 euro minus airticket. Whole the day today I was happy. First time, when I’m here, at this school (counted totally with these 3 months last year) I had the best result in my class from life & death problems (4 mistakes out of 20 problems). In school league I had 2 wins. I came back glad to the room and switched a computer on. I’ve got a second e-mail, that I can’t participate in Limin Cup, because amateurs playing in this tournament must be born after 1st January 1993, but professionals … after 1st January 1996. There should be a couple of swear sentences now. And a few hundred more. And still not enough… And atmosphere fell.
Ok, so I send eventually some photos. There was a better weather yesterday (not so much smog in the air), so I took.
In this building there are lessons for first 11 leagues. In the first 4 classrooms there are 2 leagues each and in 5th classroom there are leagues 9, 10, 11. Further leagues train in another building, which is called by Europeans ‘kindergarten’.
Some photos from inside (lessons) I’ll send you next week 🙂
And beneath there are photos from the apartment, which our sponsor – CEGO gives for use to Europeans, who are training at school.
These ones, who were behind these doors might be shocked at the glimpse of these photos, because … I cleaned up whole the garbage dump left by Europeans in January.
Hey! I managed to play today in a way I liked in a team tournament at school. I had 2:1, but all my opponents play normally in higher leagues than me. On Saturdays these fast matches are always being played for so called ‘team tournaments’ (they split us onto 4 teams and we play against, so that everyone plays 1 match with someone from every other team, 3 matches in total). And my team won, 30 yuan (about 4,5 euro) to pocket 🙂 Yeah, all the matches we play for money here. Today everybody had to give 10 yuan at the start and everybody from a team that won gets then 40. In the school league it is a bit different. Every match there is for 10 yuan. You win – you get from opponent, you lose – you pay your opponent.
Today’s loss in the morning made me angry. Opponent had been playing bullshit and I had a won game till byo-yomi, but in byo-yomi I had been playing bullshit and I lost. This is how it looks like here. Even though in Europe fast matches are not going badly for me, I’m definitely the worst one in my groups here. In the afternoon match I managed to win and we had in 3 people the same amount of wins and SODOS, so we were drawing lots for places 2-4. When there is a total lottery, I’m almost always losing, this time too. I’m 4th and I keep staying in league 7. Results are on website: http://www.gyhdc.com/news/2016318/n86482713.html