cornershapes / discussion

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The following shape is a shape commonly appearing in real games as a result of (mid-game) josekis

Though shape  

Now it is my belief (I think I "heard say") that the status of this shape is ko. Who can help validate it? If we figured it out, lets promote it to the main page.

Mistake by white  

liberty problem

Proposed sequence  

In my game I wound up in this variation (I was black). Is this the best result? It is ko, but white has many internal threats. I guess there is a better way.

Though shape  

Herman: AFAIK it goes like this

Though shape  

And Black gets an approach ko, as he still needs a move at a

The marked stones are not required to create this ko, but I don't know if they open extra options.

The usual way to get this shape is from this joseki, I think: 4-4 6-3 Enclosure, 3-4 Contact#toc6

Direct ko  

ThorAvaTahr: Thanks Herman, I believe you are right that should be the normal sequence. Now I wonder how to deal with W2. This sequence leads to direct ko, white takes first. Is there a better way?

Enemy's vital point  

The enemy's vital point is my own? I would look at this B3, since that is where pro play puts W2


W4-B5-W6 seems logical. With the black+circle stone in place, black can then kill with B9


Without that, we end up back in a similar variation to the original, an approach ko where black needs to play a. Except this one is two points better for black in endgame value (the circled points) if he loses the ko.

cornershapes / discussion last edited by HermanHiddema on July 11, 2011 - 12:07
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