Gokyo Shumyo, Section 1, Problem 71 / Solution

Main line: Hashimoto Utaro
Variations: Nando, Dieter

[Diagram]
The 1-2 point  

[Diagram]
Main line  

After Black 5, White a is answered by b. This is an example of oi-otoshi.

[Diagram]
Variation at 2  

Black 3 makes miai of a and b for life.

[Diagram]
Variation (ii) at 2  

Giving away both 1-2 points seldom represents the main line. Black easily makes two eyes at the circled points.


Failures

[Diagram]
Blocking  

Black 1 is a wasted move. In comparison to the main line, he falls one move short in answer to White's placement at 2.

[Diagram]
Bending inward  

Black 1 fails: White 2 leaves a and b as miai to kill.

[Diagram]
Expanding  

Black 1 expands the eyespace and again White answers at 2 to take away one eye. Next Black plays at what seems to be the vital point, but White has a nice answer up her sleeve. White 6 makes miai of a straight three big eye at a and a false eye at b.


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Gokyo Shumyo, Section 1, Problem 71 / Solution last edited by Unkx80 on May 20, 2007 - 11:27
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