White: Thomas Debarre (France) 5d
Black: Ondrej Silt (Czechia) 6d
Commentary by Michael Redmond 9p, transcribed by Chris Garlock.
Sixteen-year-old Thomas Debarre 5d comes up with a new variation on a popular joseki played by top Japanese player Cho U in his 5th-round game against Ondrej Silt 6d of Czechia. “This is a completely new variation altogether,” says Michael Redmond 9P in his commentary on the game. “It’s very interesting.” But Debarre falls behind in the opening, playing “too many moves in the small area,” says Redmond. Silt maintains his lead through move 89 when Debarre manages to generate a severe attack that threatens to either kill a large group or wipe out Silt’s side position. Silt rolls the dice, protects his side and, seven moves later, his group is dead…
The commented game in sgf format is available here.