Table Point Play

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A table point is the unoccupied intersection which would enable one side to complete a table shape. A special case of the eye-stealing tesuji, a play here can be very telling, as in this example from a game between Takagawa Shukaku and Kitani Minoru:

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Takagawa Shukaku (Black) versus Kitani Minoru, 1956  


Here, a is a table point. Takagawa played here with powerful effect:

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Play continued as follows:

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Black acquired powerful influence and separated white's centre group from the corner, while white+square was injured. Kitani was under constant attack for the remainder of the game, which ended in his resignation on move 143.



Table Point Play last edited by 68.48.72.205 on October 18, 2007 - 00:53
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