White: Cristiano Garbarini (Italy) 1d
Black: Garcia Bustamante (Mexico) 4d
Commentary by Michael Redmond 9p, transcribed by Chris Garlock.
ITALY-MEXICO: Three Weak Groups
When Cristiano Garbarini 1d of Italy creates three weak groups early in his 6th-round game against Emil Garcia Bustamante 4d of Mexico, it’s no surprise that one of them winds up in trouble. Garbarini gets to save it in ko when Bustamante misses the vital killing point, but promptly gets himself in trouble again with another group. Bustamente, says Michael Redmond 9P in his commentary, offers Garbarini one more chance to get back into the game, moving aggressively when he’s got a weak group himself. But Garbarini sets up an early resignation when he tries to take advantage of what looks like an oversight by Bustamente but instead plays right into a gaeta…
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