Large knight's move cap

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Large knights' move cap  

This play of White's is too far away from the black stone to have much effect. When it is used, it is probably as a shallow reduction of a large framework, staying out of trouble.


This for example is from a pro game. With W1 and W3 White can make the game into a territory contest. Black cannot attack the capping stone severely.

Making shape  

Black may of course ignore White's play, or attack it from the side of the x points. Then White can start to make shape with W1 and W3. Therefore this capping play is less innocuous than one might think; and has advantages over a two-space cap.

Charles Matthews

Large knight's move cap last edited by Nico on March 26, 2003 - 16:52
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