slow cut

  Difficulty: Intermediate   Keywords: MiddleGame, Tactics
[Diagram]
Slow cut  

B1 effectively cuts off the central white group fron the secure bottom. It also saves two stones. However, White's keima at W2 gives a base to the central group and influences the upper left. It's much bigger than 4 points:

[Diagram]
Big play  

Compare to this diagram where B1 attacks while making territory?. W2 would be a slow connection, giving sente to Black who can go to the next big point.


slow cut last edited by Dieter on March 1, 2021 - 12:36
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