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 Post subject: Games of BensonDarr
Post #1 Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:27 am 
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So, I made this topic so we can explore wonderful games of BensonDarr. Nobody knows for sure who BensonDarr is. Guys at reddit and chinese forums think that BD is not FineArt and that it is a zero bot, just like AGZ. BD reached 10d on Fox Go Server and has pretty nice score against pros.

In the attachment below I shortly described my feelings and thoughts about one particular game played couple of days ago. B is Park Junghwan 9p, and W is BensonDarr. They played on Fox Go Server with time settings unknown to me. W's style is just so amazing and fun to watch.


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Post #2 Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:33 am 
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Another mind-blowing move:
Click Here To Show Diagram Code
[go]$$Bc BensonDarr(W)
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$$ | . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ +---------------------------------------+[/go]
When everyone thought W would extend, surprise! I think the "idea" behind this move is to attack B. I never thought about attacking in this joseki. Just taking teritory.

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Post #3 Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:41 pm 
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I've been replaying some of the games in the online eidogo player at http://foxwq.com/qipu/search.html?title=BensonDarr
Several nice big and extra big Knight moves to the centre, reminds me a bit of Kong Jie some years ago.


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Post #4 Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:40 am 
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baduk1 channel has a review of Blackie 9p vs BensonDarr, not such exotic play, it just took all 4 corners and won:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWUHrW99ee8


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Post #5 Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:43 am 
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Someone played mirror go as white against BensonDarr. It kept going for 140 move until Benson played near tengen, white stopped mirroring and they had some fighting in which black made more net territory there than komi so won:


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Post #6 Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:15 am 
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I feel like Benson learn to counter mirror by self-played. If it's hardcoded like Zen it wouldn't wait until move 140.

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Post #7 Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:32 pm 
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After black 141, who is better? I guess white continuing to mirror might get white killed, but maybe white could do something else?

Looks like black did well to create a situation where playing just beyond tengen was a good move.

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Post #8 Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:28 pm 
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It's playing again today; another mirror game. Again a fight which naturally ended up in the centre where they would collapse if kept mirroring, stopped (but too late), and soon lost.


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