BQM 540

    Keywords: Opening, Question
White to move  

Tapir: I am the unfortunate White here. I really didn't know what to do here. What are your ideas, what follow up? I played a, and it went dead wrong. I would now prefer either b or c.

Herman: IMO, b is the obvious move here. Black will probably then try to complicate things (Taisha?) because of his surrounding fighting strength, but white can choose avoiding plays. Once the upper left is settled, white can consider his options in the lower left.

Actual game  

Tapir: I kind of thought W3 is sente because it threatens a, but nothing came from all the cutting there. (Well a dead invasion against some outside strength.)

Herman: Yes, white cannot cut and fight in such a strong moyo. For W3, I would look at moves like c, d or e. White must be willing to sacrifice something here to settle. This W3 is just cramped, and B4 is the perfect solid attacking move.

White to move  

Bill: I am inclined towards W1, as a sort of wedge. For the bottom I might start at a, as a reduction.

Attachment for sabaki  

After B2 how about W3? Then if B4, W5.

High approach  

Or the high approach? :)

BQM 540 last edited by on July 11, 2011 - 00:58
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