BQM 202

    Keywords: Shape, Question

I've seen this shape in many high dan ( amateur ) games. It is basically a bamboo joint with one side extended.

To me it seems to bad, the extension being superfluous. Yet it appears often enough that I had to ask.

End position  

Alex Weldon: You need to give us some context. Shape is not a static thing - what might be bad shape in most contexts can be good in others. If you provide an example of a situation in which it appeared, then we can discuss it.

Mef: While I'm not sure when exactly you're thinking of, one place I know I see it is to avoid the Crane's Nest Tesuji. Something like this:

Black Avoids capture  

Bob McGuigan: This shape occurs in different joseki, for example:

Start of a joseki  

In this case the shape arises naturally, and this depends on the white stones around it. There are different continuations after this, depending on the whole board position.

BQM 202 last edited by Dieter on July 5, 2008 - 12:48
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