1st game on IGS

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First serious game on the server. Never had a game reviewed before. Chose to play as 17k, but I am probably weaker than that.

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Hi bjrp,
My name is Leo and I play as 2-3k on KGS. I will have a look at your game and leave some comments. I'll try to focus on the stuff I consider most relevant at your level and try to give you some new ideas to improve your game.

I have two simple hints for you. And if you follow the 1st one I think you will nearly be one stone stronger already. If you fully master the 2nd one you'll be stronger than me ;)

1. Don't play on the 1st line during opening or middle game if not necessary to save your group. It's just too small to play for little points early in the game. (see moves 25, 37, 75)

2. Try to prevent playing atari if there's no clear benefit. I found only one example in your game (move 49). But you find this mistake so often (also at my level) that you can't start early enough to stop doing so.

I hope you will enjoy the review. Good luck for your next games!

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Thank you for taking the time to help me. I really appreciate it.