Keima side connection
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Ear-reddening game, move 137
Another example: the stone connects all the white stones. See /Discussion to see the tactics behind this connection.
After , is normal (Even a moron connects against a peep). But what if black tries to split with at ?
is a mistake, unless the top side is so valuable to Black as to compensate for the complete loss of the corner. After the sequence up to , white has connected under with the keima connection.
Don't forget that black can meaningfully cut at C17. If white blocks at C16, black can stand up at C18 and kill the 5 stones --gnostic?
Patrick Traill: What about the similar shape of move 137 in the ear-reddening game, as below? Is this a (more or less) common way of connecting, or does it only work because of something about the white stones below?
- N.B. This probably belongs on a page of its own, if there is none yet.