Here is a question representative of the problem I usually have in the middle game. Where is the biggest move or moves, and why? Black to play. --BlueWyvern
I think you have more territory than White. One the best moves I think is to settle your weak group in the middle. (See table shape.)
Hikaru79: I apologize if what I'm saying makes no sense, but I thought I'd chip in anyway. It seems to me that rather than trying to make life for Black in the center, running to the sides seems better.
For that reason, I would play something like . No matter where White attacks, chances are it'll be able to connect to another group, and reduce what could have been potential white territory. Please let me know how desperatly wrong I am.
So, it seems slack.
To be fair, there does seem to be a plan you can point to: cut across the two-point jump separating the and stones with and here.
This is really an idea for later, I think. It leaves Black a bit thin, and to take a serious central territory along with Black really needs to be stronger in the region of the circled points.
Hikaru79: Thank you for the detailed explanation, Charles. :)