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Post #21 Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:27 pm 
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[go]$$Wc White to play. Move a or b? Chicken out or not?
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O . O . X X X O . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O X X . X O . O . . O . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . X . X O O . O X O . O . . . |
$$ | . . a X . . X O O . . X O O X O . O . |
$$ | . . O b O . X . . . . X X X O . O X . |
$$ | . . O X . . X O O . . X O O O O X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X . . . . . X . O . O X . |
$$ | . O X . X . . . O . X . X O . . . . . |
$$ | O O X , X O O O . O X O . X X X X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X X X X X X X . O X . X . |
$$ | O X X . X X O . . O . . O X . O X O . |
$$ | O X X X . X O X X X O O O O O O . O . |
$$ | O X . X X O . O O O O X O . X X O . O |
$$ | . O O . X O O O O X . X X O O X X O O |
$$ | O O X X O O O X X X . . . X X X . X O |
$$ | X X . X X O . O . . X . . . . X . X X |
$$ | . . . X . X O . O O X . X . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . X . . . . O O X . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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[go]$$W
$$ ----------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O . O . X X X O . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O X X . X O . O . . O . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . X . X O O . O X O . O . . . |
$$ | . . . X . . X O O . . X O O X O . O . |
$$ | . . O . O . X . . . . X X X O . O X . |
$$ | . . O X . . X O O . . X O O O O X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X . . . . . X . O . O X . |
$$ | . O X . X . . . O . X . X O . . . . . |
$$ | O O X , X O O O . O X O . X X X X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X X X X X X X . O X . X . |
$$ | O X X . X X O . . O . . O X . O X O . |
$$ | O X X X . X O X X X O O O O O O . O . |
$$ | O X . X X O . O O O O X O . X X O . O |
$$ | . O O . X O O O O X . X X O O X X O O |
$$ | O O X X O O O X X X . . . X X X . X O |
$$ | X X . X X O . O . . X . . . . X . X X |
$$ | . . . X . X O . O O X . X . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . X . . . . O O X . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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[go]$$W
$$ ----------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O . O . X X X O . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O X X . X O . O . . O . . . . |
$$ | . 7 5 O 4 X . X O O . O X O . O . . . |
$$ | . 6 2 X 3 . X O O . . X O O X O . O . |
$$ | . . O 1 O . X . . . . X X X O . O X . |
$$ | . . O X . . X O O . . X O O O O X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X . . . . . X . O . O X . |
$$ | . O X . X . . . O . X . X O . . . . . |
$$ | O O X , X O O O . O X O . X X X X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X X X X X X X . O X . X . |
$$ | O X X . X X O . . O . . O X . O X O . |
$$ | O X X X . X O X X X O O O O O O . O . |
$$ | O X . X X O . O O O O X O . X X O . O |
$$ | . O O . X O O O O X . X X O O X X O O |
$$ | O O X X O O O X X X . . . X X X . X O |
$$ | X X . X X O . O . . X . . . . X . X X |
$$ | . . . X . X O . O O X . X . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . X . . . . O O X . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


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Post #23 Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Thanks EdLee for your variation.
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[go]$$W White 1 at b is the correct move. This is a possible black answer.
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . 7 3 5 6 . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O 2 O 4 X X X O . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O X X . X O . O . . O . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . X . X O O . O X O . O . . . |
$$ | . . . X . . X O O . . X O O X O . O 8 |
$$ | . . O 1 O . X . . . . X X X O . O X . |
$$ | . . O X . . X O O . . X O O O O X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X . . . . . X . O . O X . |
$$ | . O X . X . . . O . X . X O . . . . . |
$$ | O O X , X O O O . O X O . X X X X X . |
$$ | . O O X . . X X X X X X X . O X . X . |
$$ | O X X . X X O . . O . . O X . O X O . |
$$ | O X X X . X O X X X O O O O O O . O . |
$$ | O X . X X O . O O O O X O . X X O . O |
$$ | . O O . X O O O O X . X X O O X X O O |
$$ | O O X X O O O X X X . . . X X X . X O |
$$ | X X . X X O . O . . X . . . . X . X X |
$$ | . . . X . X O . O O X . X . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . X . . . . O O X . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #24 Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:42 pm 
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[go]$$ Blacks cut was not a good move. Punish him fearlessly (after reading)!
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . B O O X X O X . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . , . O X X . X X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
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$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


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[go]$$W The atari at 1 is correct for white. (Black 2 is wrong, 2 at a is better.)
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . 6 4 2 3 . O O O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . 7 5 1 B O O X X O X . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . , . O X X . X X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . a . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #25 Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:46 pm 
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[go]$$W The atari at 1 is correct for white. (Black should play 2 but 4 is wrong, 4 at a is better.)
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . 6 4 2 3 . O O O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . 7 5 1 B O O X X O X . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . , . O X X . X X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . a . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
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$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #26 Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:51 pm 
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Thanks DrStraw!

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Post #27 Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:20 pm 
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Gomoto's Blunders Volume One:


Lessons learned:

Read, read read! I knew the better alternative move for 49 from a similar Joseki. But I was to lazy to read it out and chickened out again. :-)

I did not spot the critical weakness at H17 and missed a necessary reinforcing move.

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