If it's worth only 15 points, play tenuki

    Keywords: Strategy, Proverb

This illustrates the natural tendency to save stones (in gote) even when it's not the best move. A number of typical endgame moves in the corner are worth about 7 points miai (14 points deiri), yet left until the endgame.

This advice obviously doesn't carry much weight in late endgame.

A surprisingly small capture (unless it affects life and death)  
Follow up (much later)  

Capturing has only 6 2/3 pt miai value (13 1/3 pt in deiri)

If it's worth only 15 points, play tenuki last edited by tapir on September 10, 2014 - 11:34
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