Deviating From Joseki In Games 1

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From the Belgian Championships 2003. My opponent's identity remains closed. I was hesitating to cut at a. I didn't remember very well the implications of this joseki and reading it all out proved too much. So I deviated from joseki with a raw peep.

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The purpose was to give White a corner that could be turned into a J-group sooner or later, while the right side formation seemed to cooperate well with the shimari. The price to pay was White's attack on my bottom group. It proved too high a price. As customary in the Belgian Ch'ips, the player with the better game ended up losing.

Any thoughts ? Dieter

IMHO, with the White group extending towards the center the chances of turning it into a J-group seems pretty remote. --unkx80

I agree with unkx80. If I remember correctly, the outcome of the cut is a ladder, by the way. In general, your line of action seems bad, aji keshi. It feels better to leave the position alone, and consider the cut as aji. If you feel afraid to cut, you should nevertheless wait with your peep until you know which peep you want, in my humble opinion. Andre Engels


Deviating From Joseki In Games 1 last edited by CharlesMatthews on March 20, 2003 - 14:55
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