Thick Play Examples

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Examples of thick play.

Example 1

[Diagram]
Thick play  

This example comes from Go Seigen: 21st Century Go, vol. 1, p. 133. B1 is thick.

[Diagram]
Continuation  



Example 2

[Diagram]
Thick jump  

This is the last play in a game between Segoe and Fujisawa Hideyuki, taking 9 stones. After making shinogi with the Black stones on the left side and a brief exchange on the top, six-year-old Fujisawa made the thick play of B1 (move 108), which aims at the cut at a.

Impressed by Fujisawa's play, Segoe stopped the game.



Example 3

[Diagram]
Thick kake  

This example comes from a game between Shusaku (White) and Hayashi Yubi in 1860, analyzed in an insert in the November, 1978 issue of 囲碁新潮 (Igo Shincho) by Miyamoto Naoki 9-dan.

The kake, W1, was a thick play taking into consideration Black's moyo on the top and White's moyo on the bottom.



[Diagram]
Continuation  

B11 at a.

If White had played the pincer at W4 instead, White would have become thin overall.

W10 threatens Wa.



Example 4

[Diagram]
Securing White's group  

Later in the same game, W1 and W3 are thick plays, securing White's group.




Thick Play Examples last edited by BillSpight on March 7, 2005 - 20:00
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