Teaching Game 44 / B 91

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Which of the two three-stone groups was more important? I think the central one. If Black plays 1 here the ladder is gone and White has to capture three stones. Then Black can connect or capture two stones in a ladder. Black 3 is a ladder breaker and a threat to connect.


Black 3 in the diagram above is odd shape, though. Isn't it better for Black to drive White about first, with these plays? Then the marked white stone is so weak that Black won't fear being cut in the centre.

Bad aji  

There would be considerable bad aji left here for Black, for example the combination of White 1 and 3.

Charles Matthews

Teaching Game 44 / B 91 last edited by CharlesMatthews on January 12, 2003 - 18:18
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