Capping play - tenuki

    Keywords: Shape, Tactics
Ignoring the cap  

If Black ignores White's cap, White has the contact play at 1 to create useful tactics. If Black is strong locally, White a may be more sensible. White b, too; but of course this play is subject to various cutting sequences.

Standard continuation  

This is the continuation seen frequently in pro games. White 3 is steady, Black 4 is an example of a soft-feeling play that may be good. White 5 offers a stone and Black has to decide whether to accept it and give White the marked stone. Naturally there is a ladder to think about (White at a).

Fighting continuation  

Black can of course resist more strongly, this way. This fight can go a number of ways, considering that White can decide to capture Black 4.

Charles Matthews

Capping play - tenuki last edited by on March 6, 2003 - 19:09
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