Square Good Shape

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This is a shape which focuses on connection more than eyeshape. Its efficiency and flexibility are rather high: the liberties stones ratio is 3 and there is not one firm connection. The focal point of this shape is a.

The square  
The square  

Even if there is already a stone on the focal point, White will still be able to connect three of her stones, while Black's liberties are severely reduced.


typical shibori  

hnishy I can't agree. The first diagram is rather a korigatachi (over-concentration). And in the second diagram, White should play a shibori,connecting with sente.

Square Good Shape last edited by on May 23, 2018 - 04:52
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