Te-atsusa examples

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Example 1

Kobayashi Satoru (W) - Cho U, W 74  

This example comes from this [ext] commentary on game 3 of the 30th Meijin title match, which calls W1 a play of the utmost te-atsusa.

KataGo's assessment  

If KataGo could speak it would possibly call this move slow.

W1 doesn't appear on its radar. Before W1 KataGo evaluates the position as a 3 point advantage for Black, given 6,5 komi, with a 79,2% probability of a Black victory. After the move, it increases Black's advantage to 4 points and a 86,9% probability.


This is KataGo's recommended continuation. B2 takes the big point in the lower left, after which White increases the center potential up until W11 at a.

KataGo's recommendation for White  

KataGo recommends W1, after which Black attaches at B2 to create something on the left side. B4 exploits the aji which White presumably killed with the move in the game and which now prompts a capture on the second line. W7 confirms the corner and B8 jumps out, breaking White's left and centre potential. Black still leads by 3 points.

Te-atsusa examples last edited by Dieter on March 17, 2021 - 00:34
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