Dieter's study of Otake game 1
attacks but is a typical calm move. With to Otake lets White intrude in his potential territory, creating a strong central group, before taking the big point at .
The skirmishes in the top right lead to a cut. sets up a beautiful sequence. creates a typical good shape which induces . The next move I guessed correctly when first replaying the game and I was quite proud I did!
The invasion of is natural, given the fact that Black's horse head has neutralized the centre. White resists with a double hane at but Black is unimpressed and simply follows the proverb to capture the cutting stone.
The strong Black group after starts a correspondence with the other Black influence. White's looks quite necessary to prevent a considerable moyo. This constant reutilization of influence for different purposes is the hallmark of Otake.
Next, forces to connect, inducing and Black is again forming a sphere of considerable influence.
The centre tactics are a little difficult to follow. Anyway Otake is not in a hurry to make a big territory in the centre. With he preserves mostly his thickness.
The same goes for . I think may have been a bit too slow, although it is good shape and probably (from a pro standpoint) necessary for the health of all white stones in this area.
The probe of starts the final blow to White's territorial prospects. The resistance of may be necessary to keep victory in sight, but now Otake sets up another beautiful sequence.