Live Small

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    Keywords: MiddleGame, Strategy

Forcing (or allowing) an opponent to "live small" is sometimes a good strategy or tactic, especially for Black in a handicap game. This means to let the opponent live by making their group heavy (too big to easily sacrifice) and over-concentrated so that the opponent has spent many stones to make a small inefficient territory.

Forcing the opponent to live small is a good antidote to kyu disease.

See also immediate life.

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Live Small last edited by CharlesMatthews on November 30, 2002 - 10:57
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