Lockett's Law

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Black to play  

How far should Black extend?

Bud Lockett was a 4 kyu in New Mexico who formulated Lockett's Law for extensions: "Always extend an even number of spaces. Then your opponent will not know where to invade."

Lockett's Law applied  

When Black extends to 1, should White invade at a, or b? Is a puzzlement!

Lockett's Law ignored  

But if Black extends to 1 in this diagram, White 2 is an obvious invasion point.

-- Bill Spight ;-)

-- cliftut; Funny thing is, there's some truth to this.

-- Warfreak2: On the contrary, one should always extend an odd number of spaces. Even extensions leave two obvious invasion points!

Lockett's Law last edited by on June 2, 2007 - 00:28
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