A Brilliant Waste Of A Move

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Move 69 in a match between Chitoku (Black) and Genjo (White) in April of 1812.

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Chitoku versus Genjo  

The move, which prevented a cut that White could not yet make, was equivalent to filling in a dame. It is thought that Chitoku did this to ensure an eye at a and hint that Genjo should resign. Genjo resigned after move 155.

This move is famous as the "ダメの妙手" (dame myoshu).


A Brilliant Waste Of A Move last edited by 124.26.170.16 on June 14, 2018 - 14:32
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