Slow connection

  Difficulty: Intermediate   Keywords: MiddleGame, Tactics
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Slow connection  

B1 reduces eye space at the left for the central white group, while making territory. W2 can easily save her group by capturing 2 stones with W2. However this is a slow connection because Black can take the next big point at B3 and turn the upper left into a big territory. White's development is not very efficient.

Instead,

[Diagram]
Sharp  

White's central group is stronger than it may look. It not only has a but also b and c. White has time to play in the upper left.

See also slow cut


Slow connection last edited by Dieter on March 1, 2021 - 12:45
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