Low

Path: <= Mistake =>
    Keywords: Strategy

Chinese: 低 (di1)
Japanese:
Korean:

Stones are low if they are on or below the third line.

Stones on the second line are very low. This is why the second line is called the line of defeat.

It is a mistake to have too many low stones: they are good for building eye space, but the second line isn't good for taking serious territory. Plays on the fourth line have much more influence towards the centre. It is taught that one should aim for balance.


[Diagram]
Black is Low and White is balanced  


Of course it is not too late for Black to improve his potential and for White to destroy hers. If Black had gone for a few second line plays he would really be in trouble however.


See also:


Path: <= Mistake =>
Low last edited by Bill on March 18, 2007 - 19:10
RecentChanges · StartingPoints · About
Edit page ·Search · Related · Page info · Latest diff
[Welcome to Sensei's Library!]
RecentChanges
StartingPoints
About
RandomPage
Search position
Page history
Latest page diff
Partner sites:
Go Teaching Ladder
Goproblems.com
Login / Prefs
Tools
Sensei's Library