light play example 4

    Keywords: MiddleGame, Tactics
Light play  

This position was used on the sabaki page, where White 3 at a was discussed. White 3 as shown is another way to play, which is light in the way it discards White 1.

The light touch  

This, from a recent Korean pro game, is interesting as an example of light play that avoids close involvement. If Black 1 at a, White plays atari at 1 and Black has a rather low position. White's extension at 2 has a feeling of pace - no current need to save the marked stone.

Charles Matthews

Bill: Still, I have questions about the whole thing.


In response to W1, B2 is perhaps a bit passive, but then the exchange, W3 - B4, seems bad for White. While W5 is nice and light, White's play in the corner seems questionable.

Charles Well - I was once told by a 6 dan to beware of sequences where both sides make mistakes. How to lie with tewari, that kind of thing.

Bill: Who said that B2 was a mistake? Okubo says that it is solid (kenjitsu), but that White can regard W1 as kikashi (Shimari Joseki, p. 100, Nihon Kiin, 1971).

light play example 4 last edited by MrTenuki on July 9, 2006 - 02:06
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