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Author:  dhu163 [ Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:45 pm ]
 Author: Uberdude [ Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:06 am ] Post subject: Re: ladders and squeezes Nice to see you back dhu.Java, the usual resistance/punishment of extend out requires a favourable ladder (with this standard ladder-building technique you might recognise from 4-4, approach, one-space low pincer, jump out, press, push and cut variation), which obviously white won't have in a handi game: Click Here To Show Diagram Code`[go]\$\$W a-e after 10\$\$ ----------------------+\$\$ . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ . . . . . 1 O X 2 4 . |\$\$ . . . . a 8 X O O 3 . |\$\$ . , . . . b 7 X X 5 . |\$\$ . . . . . e c 0 9 6 . |\$\$ . . . . . . . d . . . |\$\$ . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ . , . . . . . , . . . |[/go]`Also, given Golaxy's fondness for allowing the 2nd line gote seal (by answering inside cut at marked rather than resisting with a) in this similar but shifted along a line 3-3 invasion joseki (e.g. http://www.go4go.net/go/games/sgfview/74252) I wonder if white isn't quite as bad as we think. Click Here To Show Diagram Code`[go]\$\$B Tong Mengcheng 6p (Black) vs. Golaxy NR (White) W+R \$\$ +---------------------------------------+\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . a X O . |\$\$ | . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . X O . . |\$\$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . X O W . |\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X O . O |\$\$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . X O . |\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 X . |\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |\$\$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . |\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |\$\$ +---------------------------------------+[/go]`