Don't try to cut a bamboo joint

  Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Tactics

A beginner mistake is trying to cut a bamboo joint.

Bamboo joint  

This is the epitome of a thank you move. The exchange materializes a virtual connection.

The white stones lose a liberty: don't take away your own liberties!

Bamboo joint  

Also White has made a bad trade in influence. The black+circle stone can be of help to Black; but the white+circle stone cannot help White.

Exceptions to this rule:

Don't try to cut a bamboo joint last edited by Dieter on September 16, 2008 - 14:18
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