Vital point example

Vital point  

To B8 White has yet to establish a base. Textbooks will tell you that a is the vital spot for Black to attack White, threatening b.

In an example of the proverb my opponent's vital spot is my vital spot, White may well play at a to make shape:

Making shape  

...and this is the book continuation.

Making shape  

B8 fills the marked Ko

although this sequence appears more common at the top level. the sequence a,b,c,d follows.

Vital point example last edited by Dieter on February 29, 2008 - 20:40
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