Ongoing Game2 Lower Right Probe Analysis

  Difficulty: Advanced   Keywords: MiddleGame, Ongoing game
Probe, or attempt to over-concentrate?  

Charles Matthews You could characterise W1 here as a probe, perhaps. Black is very strong, locally, though. The intention might be to play some forcing moves, if Black reacts in a submissive fashion.

Expected plays (1)  

Black's first reaction ought to be B2 here. After W5 Black has to decide whether to carry on at a or play solidly at b. Allowing White to play at a works so well with white+square that Black really must play at a himself.

Expected plays (2)  

Considering how that variation went, B2 here is attractive. It is not now obvious that White can live in the corner, since Black is strong immediately above.

Ongoing Game2 Lower Right Probe Analysis last edited by Nico on September 3, 2003 - 11:07
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