Keywords: Tactics

To resist is to avoid doing what your opponent would like you to do. It is the natural response to a forcing move to resist wherever feasible.

Question: Is there a term in Japanese for not playing the expected response to a kikashi?

xela: This comes under the general heading of kiai ("fighting spirit")?

From Attack and Defense:

white forces  

This position arises from one of the 35PointJosekis where white invades under the black+circle 3-5 point at white+circle 3-3. What if afterwards white tries to force with W1?

black capitulates  

Black is submissive and connects with B2 in bad shape (empty triangle). Black has been completely forced. W1 is light (kikashi).

black resists!  

Black resists being forced by playing B2. This stone is much more useful than simply connecting at a. White cannot cut directly without being captured.

white failure  

If white persists with W3, black connects his stones anyway and white is heavy. Making a kikashi stone heavy is a major error. White is far better off not playing here in the first place, so long as black resists.

white failure (2)  

Similarly, if white tries to go the other way, she again ends up with a heavy group.

Resist last edited by xela on January 18, 2009 - 03:15
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