Make weak walk along with weak

    Keywords: Strategy, Proverb
If you have a weak group, make it walk along with an opponent's weak group

This Korean proverb [1] suggests to look for a stronger way of playing than merely jump out with a weak group.


The bottom left black group is weak and too important to leave weak. Running out seems to make perfect sense.


A leaning technique to prevent the peep at a looks adequate but W2 allows for a stronger white claim on the bottom area. The untrained eye has not noticed the weakness in White's bottom left group, which White will patch with W4 if she does have the awareness.

Attack to defend  

Sweeping away White's eyespace like this, or ...


... like this, doesn't allow White to make a profitable attack. Both groups will now run into the centre (previous diagram - here Black has more of a base already).

[1] As told to Dieter by Minue, second solution diagram Dieter's

Make weak walk along with weak last edited by tapir on September 7, 2014 - 22:32
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