BSR 2003 White 4

  Difficulty: Advanced   Keywords: Opening, Strategy
Trying too hard  

With this play, the Black Sheep rengo 2003 deviated from a celebrated game.

I think this W1 is hard to justify. Only if Black makes a mistake can White expect to benefit.

Starting at tengen makes the game difficult, for sure. Basic principles remain the same, though. White 1 here is pushing from behind: if Black replies White can never gain an advantage in influence.

In a sense, at this early stage and in the centre of the board, the bad feeling about pushing from behind should be at its clearest. Neither player is making real territory; the balance of influence is the important factor in the position.

Charles Matthews

BSR 2003 White 4 last edited by CharlesMatthews on November 3, 2003 - 16:50
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