important stones

    Keywords: Strategy, Theory, Go term

Important stones is not a real concept in Go, but it is useful to distinguish between important stones and their opposite: junk stones.

A useful concept is the subset of important stones called pivotal stones (or key stones). These stones are important because they play a strategic cutting role.

Other important stones are big groups one cannot afford to lose (see also heavy), or stones having influence in a large area. For example, the first stone played in an open corner is an important stone. Depending on later development of the position, such stone can become a junk stone.

important stones last edited by Dieter on June 26, 2008 - 18:20
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