Getting ahead, backed up by a hanging connection

    Keywords: Shape, Tactics
[Diagram]
Struggle  

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

[Diagram]
Variation 01  

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

[Diagram]
Variation 02  

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

[Diagram]
struggle  

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 aLegendWai on October 31, 2004 - 11:26
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