Vox got off to a great start in this game, with 3 corners, included a really good one in the bottom right. I had the top right corner and a position against his top left corner. I’d say at this stage – still early on – I was way behind, as Vox still had potential to grow his bottom left. Where was my potential?
The game progressed without any real surpises to this point. I didn’t feel I had much hope in this game, but I wasn’t ready to give up. I did catch 2 stones that were part of the white group on the top. The rest of his group looked like it could easily make two eyes, but Vox had not made a second eye yet. Was there a way to test his shape? Look what happened….
I think Vox was confident his group was safe. He may not have realized the danger his stones were in until I made the clamp which isolated the top part of the group from the bottom without a second eye. Heartbreaking for Vox. The white group was spectacularly dead and black was ahead with no more aji left on the board.