hi I am igoalone. I play on KGS and DGS as Riani
I am Currently ranked ? on KGS (haven't played in a while, but the graph shows 10-9k). Always have questions for listening ears.
% Puzzles I am working on.
KJD says that is punishment for when is in place. Continuation?
Uberdude This only really applies when black has already exchanged a for b (which helps black fight if white pushes through the gap between and 2). The point is without the B stone black would defend at c and then white would have sente to make the counter-pincer at 4. But with in place black can peep to fix the gap in sente and then play at 4 himself to secure his pincer stone and leave white with a weak group with no black weak groups to fight against.