Build box shaped territories

  Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Strategy

Rectangles are more efficient than crooked shapes to build territory.

Rectangle versus crooked shape  

With the same number of stones, Black has three points more than White.

Box shaped  

Therefore, one builds square shaped moyos rather than rectangles rather than oblique shapes. Here we see how Black develops more efficiently than White. The marked Black extension is therefore the primary extension from his shimari. The White extension is the secondary extension from her shimari.

For box-shaped frameworks, see also

Build box shaped territories last edited by Dieter on August 15, 2007 - 18:14
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