Home Advantage

  Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Strategy

Suggested by a section in a book by Gaku Yuzuru. Just as a football team plays matches both 'home' and 'away', in a game each player must fight both as attacker and defender.

Not making the most of home advantage would be failing to attack severely when the opponent enters one's framework.

A simple example.


When Black has played sanrensei, White can be quite happy with Black 2. Up to 5 White's group is close to being settled.

Diagonal attachment  

For that reason Black 2 is much better. After 5 White's group can still be attacked.

Charles Matthews

HolIgor: See also Hikaru no Go anime, episode 56. Umezawa Yukari sensei is of the same opinion.

Home Advantage last edited by Hikaru79 on October 13, 2003 - 17:39
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