Getting ahead, backed up by a hanging connection

    Keywords: Shape, Tactics

In this shape, basic instinct may inspire one to play White a. Yet, it will often be better to jump to b because of the hanging connection at white+circle.

Variation 01  

(11 at white+square). In this diagram, White cuts Black to pieces.

Variation 02  

Although this may not work immediately, the black position now contains much bad aji.


If White plays according to her underdeveloped instincts, she is letting Black get ahead all the time and build up nice potential - sometimes even definite - territory.

Getting ahead, backed up by a hanging connection last edited by Dieter on September 6, 2019 - 10:09
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