Maruseru/ Leaning Attack As ALadder Breaker

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This position is taken from a weak kyu player's game. The shape of the white stones is strange, but how can Black take advantage of it? Suppose the ladder favours White. One idea is a leaning attack that is also a ladder breaker.

Initial setup  
Diagram 1: 1-6  

B1: This is the leaning attack. It threatens to cut off one white stone, or to separate the white stones.

W2: If White doesn't want the stone to be cut off...

B3: ... then Black can cut.

W6: Now this ladder doesn't work, thanks to the leaning attack.

Variation 1 at move 2 in Diagram 1: 1-2  

W1: A move like this will prevent the cut...

B2: ... but now Black can take profit by cutting off a white stone.

Maruseru/ Leaning Attack As ALadder Breaker last edited by maruseru on February 10, 2007 - 10:44
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