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 Post subject: Underappreciated AlphaGo contribution: white 6 shimari
Post #1 Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:25 pm 
Judan

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I was prompted to make this post here due to reddit's lack of diagrams, but I think one of AlphaGo's most important contributions to modern opening theory is often overlooked with all the direct 3-3s nowadays, and that's how patient white can be (with the 7.5 Chinese komi). Exemplified by this white shimari for move 6 often seen in the Master games, rather than the prior human moves of splitting (a) or approach(b more active, more popular in 2010s) to immediately break up black's side.

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$$ | . . 4 , 6 . . . . , . . . . . 2 . . . |
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