Net example 8

Path: <= Net =>
    Keywords: Tactics
White to play  

Suppose the ladder is bad for White.

Netted (1)  

W1 works, and in time to prevent Black at a succeeding.

Netted (2)  

This choice of W1 also works. It seems perhaps to leave Black more possibilities here.

So, if we prefer the firmer capture, which should it be? The second choice has some advantages, too.

Charles Matthews

I still prefer the net because the aji doesn't reach the circled point. Dieter

On the other hand, the atari removes or at least strongly diminishes the aji in taking a liberty from the three white stones on the left. Andre Engels

Netted (3)  

unkx80: I see interesting discussion here, and time I add fire to it by suggesting yet another possible geta, commonly seen in tesuji books. However, I suppose it is not as good as the first one.

Netted (3): Black's plays  

Charles In this case Black has forcing plays such as B1 and B3 to annoy White, and get the maximum out of the lost stones.

Path: <= Net =>
Net example 8 last edited by axd on October 28, 2007 - 16:42
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