Tesuji Intoxication

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This refers to a bad habit of many amateur players of falling into the trap of trying to capture a couple of enemy stones in elaborate way while failing to take the overall board situation into account.

Tesuji intoxication often leads to either:

A) Capturing 2-3 stones in gote while allowing your opponent to play a major point on the board.

B) Allowing your opponent to build up a powerful wall in exchange for the stones so that your loss is often guaranteed well before the endgame.

C) Playing a tesuji upon seeing it, which often is Aji keshi.

Tesuji Intoxication seems to be particularly rampant in handicap games.

Somehow I feel this happened to me when I was 20-10 kyu. After reading the book "Tesuji" I was confident that these tesujis will happen in almost every position and playing them is a good thing. Even though I was wrong, I think it was an important, long lesson on the way to get stronger. Tesuji Intoxication can only be cured by time. Vesa

Tesuji Intoxication last edited by tapir on January 30, 2012 - 17:38
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