Aji Example 6
- Double ladder breaker points are marked with a circle.
- Single ladder breaker points are marked with a triangle or a square.
Points which break only the ladder that goes toward the top left are marked with a triange.
Points which break only the ladder that goes toward the lower left are marked with a square.
xela: I think the revised version isn't incorrect as such, but it's turning into an exercise in ladder breakers rather than a discussion of aji. I'd still very much prefer to see a position from a real game, giving a clear and specific demonstration of how ladder aji might be used. (I'm sorry I don't have time to search for an example myself right now. Maybe next week, if noone beats me to it.)
anon: I agree its mostly about ladder breakers. Even so, ladder breakers and aji are closely related topics, because a ladder breaker makes use of the aji of a stone caught in a ladder. The first diagram is a kind of blueprint for creating more realistic examples that rely on this particular shape.
Bill: I think that an exposition on ladder breakers at this level would be a wonderful addition to SL. I would like to see one. :) At this point, this page might best be considered as a stub for such an exposition. Once such a page is written, we can talk about how to classify it. :)
 Here is the second ladder ( connnects).