B10 is a running move  

Running moves are fast but loose. B10 is an example of a running move.

Walking moves are slow but solid. B4 and W5 are walking moves.

These concepts are included in the Korean word haengma

W1 is also a running move  

W1 runs ahead

If White walks at a, black b walks ahead. That would be good for Black. Therefore, W1 runs ahead.

Stay ahead

A running move, B10 in above diagram, is followed by another running move, W1. When your opponant begins to run, you cannot allow them to get ahead.

Running to Freedom

Running also can mean running to freedom, usually to the center or to another side or toward friendly stones. There is a proverb: "Run before making eyes." By running, a group generates more liberties and becomes much harder to surround and kill before it can get eyes. Run with the one space jump (hard to cut) or diagonal connections or solid connections which can't be cut, but not the knight's move, which can be cut: "Ikken tobi is never wrong".

Running last edited by Hu on July 2, 2006 - 00:38
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