An indirect connection does not ensure a 100% connection but makes cutting unattractive or at best equal for the opponent.

The term as well as direct connection have been introduced in Joseki Volume 1 Fundamentals and Volume 2 Strategy because indirect connection is a relevant term in practice and because the terms are used in careful definitions of more advanced terms (such as n-connection) and in general principles.

indirect connection  

The two white stones are indirectly connected.

bad cutting  

The reason is that Black's cutting attempt would be bad. White has the forcing moves 2 and 4 and then can attack with 6.

IndirectConnection last edited by RobertJasiek on June 4, 2011 - 11:16
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