Last night we adjusted the handicap. I continued to give Vox 2 stones, but instead of receiving 6.5 points komi, I only received .5 points. I won 3 of the 5 games. We each won two games by decisive margins and I won the third by just 5.5 points. Although I won 3/5, Vox played much stronger than during our last session.
One thing he did was study a corner pattern which comes up a lot when I make a kakari against a 4-4 point. He kicks, I connect. He extends and I extend. I’ve been having success invading his corner, although in our game reviews, we’ve been finding ways he could have killed off the invading stones. Last night I tried similar invasions without success.
As well, in two of the games last night, Vox really took the game to me, keeping my stones under pressure and winning easily. Last time out I was able to dictate direction much of the time and as a result did not have difficulty winning.