Never ignore a shoulder hit

  Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Shape, Tactics, Proverb

Cho Hun-hyeon, in his Lectures on Go Techniques, says: one should never ignore a shoulder hit.

Answering a shoulder hit  

W2, or a, is normally the response to a shoulder hit. For more analysis of the lines of play resulting from these, see shoulder hit

Ignoring a shoulder hit  

The difference from the previous diagram is huge.

Since ignoring a shoulder hit is equivalent to playing an armpit hit, ie playing white+circle after B1 is already in place, see the armpit hit page for more analysis of why ignoring a shoulder hit is bad.

See also

Never ignore a shoulder hit last edited by HermanHiddema on June 2, 2009 - 13:23
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