Small Life

  Difficulty: Intermediate   Keywords: Go term

Small life is a term that indicates the player to be forced into living small, as opposed to living with a decent amount of territory and/or weakening the opponent's surrounding structure, usually in gote too.


In this modern [1] 3-3 invasion pattern, White adds a stone on the second line with W7. If she omitted that ...

[1] bugcat: What's "modern" about W7? The modern (or hypermodern) move would be the continuation with a second push, rather than making a hane exchange. Both the "new" and "old" 3-3 variations after B6 stem from W7.

Not Joseki  

... then Black's turn would force White into small life.

Small Life last edited by bugcat on October 1, 2021 - 21:11
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