loss streak

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I am on loss streak since a couple of weeks and I would like to have some suggestions on how to improve my play.

I think that this game was close. I just did not see by time a snapback at move 115 that made me lose too many points.

But probably there are more mistakes that I do not see..

Thank you in advance for the review!


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Thanks for uploading your game to Go Academy. My name is Leo and I play as 2k on KGS. I will review this game and leave some comments and ideas how to improve your play.

I left several comments starting from move 12. But the major strategic mistake for me is your missing to play a move like O16 to take a big right side. You had several chances starting at move 65 but kept playing very small moves on the left side.
Finally after move 118 (White took a lot of territory at the bottom) I think it was the time to go all in and try to capture White's center group. You have not even tried to and in the end lost with a big margin.

Maybe you do have a similar problem like me: In the middle of the game I often only try to find a good move without thinking about the bigger picture and really having a plan (on a more strategic level) how to win the game. Although it is very hard for me I will try to spend more time and focus on evaluating my games more often while I play. Knowing the amount of points both players have as well as the potential for both sides that is still left on the board is so crucial that I definitely will try to become better with this part of the game.

I hope you will like my analysis and I wish you good luck for your next games!

PS: By the way I just checked here that the winning ratio of a 9k against a 5k is below 20%. Don't feel too bad. ;)

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