Descent example 2

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Descent example  

When White cuts off black+circle, a fight starts. The descent of W5 is correct shape.

Descent example (7 at 1, 8 at 3, 10 at 1)  

If White plays hane at white+circle instead and Black defends at black+circle, then White leaves a defect to be exploited later. Black forces her into a cramped shape and cuts with Black 11 at a.

Charles Matthews Sorry to carp - but the hane was played in recent pro games, and more often than the descent.

Tenuki variation  

The position can be recognised as this double kakari line with B4 and W7 tenuki plays.

Descent example 2 last edited by CharlesMatthews on October 14, 2003 - 11:06
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