Divide and conquer

    Keywords: Strategy

In go terms, a strategy based on keeping the opponent from connecting groups together. There is always some value in preventing the connection of weak groups.

Common aspects of divide and conquer play:

  • White in handicap games plays to disconnect Black's handicap stones, perhaps a long time before attacking them.
  • Black in high-handicap games ought to keep the white groups separate on principle, to get value from overall thickness.
  • Attach high value to saving cutting stones, even though that may involve some heavy play.

See also: cut and connect

Divide and conquer last edited by Dieter on April 3, 2009 - 22:44
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