Compromised Diagonal

    Keywords: Shape, Go term
Compromised Diagonal  

Black's diagonal play here is regarded as 'compromised' by the presence of the marked White stone (or, by symmetry, a white stone at any of the other marked intersections).

Eye Shape  

The point with the marked Black stone on it, or a, is good for Black's eye shape - imagine Black now at b.

The terminology is attributed to Victor Chow.

Compromised diagonal in joseki  

This is a 3-4 point, high approach, inside contact, solid connection joseki. Note how the black+circle diagonals are compromised by white+circle.

Compromised diagonal in joseki  

Here, W1 is a common probe, leaving Black with weaknesses at a and b. As Black can choose to defend only one of them, White can then decide the follow-up moves.

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Compromised Diagonal last edited by HermanHiddema on November 19, 2013 - 20:13
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