Meaning Of Stones
An important question when one is about to defend stones, is:
What's the meaning of those stones ?
- They cut the opponent's groups, at least one and preferably both of which are not clearly alive --> defend these stones
- They cover an area that is too large to be overtaken by the opponent --> almost always defend these stone
- They are close to a strong group of your own --> almost never defend
- They are close to a strong enemy group --> throw away with a big smile