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Seal in a Sleeping Bag

A ten-stone dumpling made by Matias Pankoke in the 2023 Leipzig European Championship, "cosily surrounded" on three sides by Rémi Campagnie. It was made of two overlapping B2 bombers, with an extra stone. It was formed by Rémi attaching on top of the side stone of a low Chinese, and severely squeezing the developing shape when Matias tried to resist.

Matias later captured some of the enclosing wall, but was still unable to break out. By Move 72, Rémi had achieved enormous influence onto the centre. Although Matias invaded immediately, he was unable to live inside the moyo.

Black's double hane on Move 41 might have been a mistake, since from that point on the seal appears to have been dragged by Rémi, in ursine style, forcibly from his ice hole.


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