Vision attacking play 3

    Keywords: MiddleGame, Shape, Tactics

Initial position, Black to play.

In the actual game  

Black attacked White directly, with the eye-stealing play B1.

There are two things wrong with this.

  1. It is a bit too loose.
  2. No advantage in direction of play.

The first point means that Black will have to spend time defending this stone, later. White at a is an obvious weakness at the moment.

The second point: as long as White's group doesn't die, how will Black take profit from this attack? There is no clear territory to be made.

A better way to attack  

B1 here is an attack from a better direction of play.

White makes shape  

W2 and W4 are a typical method to make shape against Black's jump out, which is locally somewhat thin. But in this case B5 induces a good result.

Black sets up the second attack  

Black can be quite happy with the development in this diagram. After W5 the lower black group cannot be considered as seriously weak; while B6 is clearly a good way to take profit while attacking.

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Vision attacking play 3 last edited by CharlesMatthews on May 30, 2003 - 13:28
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