Keywords: Strategy

Chinese: 反攻 (fan3 gong1), 反击 (fan3 ji1)
Japanese: 反撃 (hangeki)
Korean: -

Kageyama encourages players -- both in fuseki and yose -- to resist the temptation to defend against an attack, and instead to charge ahead and wage a counter-attack. Do others agree with this? It makes a little more sense to me during yose, because the situations are more drastically different, and you might have more of an advantage there.

Fuseki example:

Counterattack at 6?  

-- Scartol

adamzero : While I don't think it applies quite so well at this early a stage in fuseki, I believe it is invaluable advice for late fuseki and chuban (middle game). I think I jumped two stones nearly immediately the day I started chanting "apply the principle of mutual damage" under my breath as a mantra, during the chuban. (For your information, the chant seems to work pretty well if you read it as if it were an iambic hexameter ;-) )

One might be at risk of committing the "Following the Opponent Around" mistake when one does not counter-attack.

Perhaps this isn't a very good example, for it appears to be mirror go (by transposition). Counterattack is important, but in a symmetrical position such as this, one will never be ahead by using the same attack as the opponent. ~srn347

Counterattack last edited by hnishy on June 13, 2018 - 17:39
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