Net example 9
Black has a choice of net captures of :
- Black at a;
- Black at b (this looks like a ladder but isn't: if white d then black e)
- Black at c.
After the throw-in here, Black captures the stones (in a ladder, if White connects at ).
Of these three nets, one prefers number 1 to number 3 on the choose the firmer capture principle - though that doesn't always apply when building influence.
There is a problem with choice 2, namely after . It might depend whether Black actually wanted to provoke the / exchange. If so, choice 2 is better than choice 1.
In this case White has a forcing play at the circled point. This is still a little too close to Black's influence.
The decision may therefore depend on the direction of fighting.