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Post #101 Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:06 am 
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Position #61, Balck to play. Again a rather basic shape.

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

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Post #102 Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:17 am 
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Hane at the head of two, I assume. BTW before counting the stones I assumed from the shape it was White's turn to play and I would also play there.
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[go]$$Bc
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . X O . O X . 1 O . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . X O . X . X O , . O . . X , . . . |
$$ | . . X O . . . . X . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . X O O . . X . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . O . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . O . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


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[go]$$Bc Alternative
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . X O . O X . 2 O . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . X O . X . X O , . O . . X , . . . |
$$ | . . X O . . 4 . X . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . X O O . . X . . . . . . . 1 3 . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . O . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . O . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #103 Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:25 am 
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Correct!

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[go]$$Bc
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . X O . O X . 1 O . a . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . X O . X . X O , . O . . X , . . . |
$$ | . . X O . . . . X . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . X O O . . X . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . O . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . , . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |[/go]

This is a good point for both, since it strengthens Black and weakens White at the same time. In addition, Black threatens to play at "a".

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Post #104 Posted: Sat Feb 12, 2022 1:43 am 
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Position #62, Black to play. White just played this move:
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[go]$$Bc Black to play
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . O X O X X . |
$$ | . . . O . O . . . , . . . . X X . . . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X X . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . O , X . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . X X . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . O , O . . . . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . . . . . X . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


Black has at least two good responses. In the game I played
D11

which is approved by Katago, but I didn't get the continuation right. So how should Black continue after this?

Possible answer:

Katago considers only one move:

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[go]$$Bc
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . O X O X X . |
$$ | . . . O . O . . . , . . . . X X . . . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X X . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . d 1 X O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . a O O X . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . b . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . X X . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . O , O . . . . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . . . . . X . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


This moves threatens the hane "a", so White will have to defend. Before playing "d", White can play at "b" or "c". Let's for instance examine "b".

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[go]$$Bc
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . O X O X X . |
$$ | . . . O . O . . . , . . . . X X . . . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X X . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . 5 9 . 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . 4 1 X O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . 6 O O X 3 . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . 2 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . X X . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . O , O . . . . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . . . . . X . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


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[go]$$Bcm11
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . O X O X X . |
$$ | . . . O . O . . . , . . . . X X . . . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X X . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . X X . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . O X X O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . O O O X X . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . O X . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . B O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . 2 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . X X . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . O , O . . . . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . . . . . X . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


The idea being to sacrifice the marked stone, enclose White in sente and get the influence. Black is cut into two pieces but can manage the fight.

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Post #105 Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2022 2:36 pm 
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Position #63, White to play in the lower left quadrant. At least two good moves are possible.

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[go]$$Wc White to play
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X , X . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . O . O . O . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . . , X X X . . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . . O O . O O . . . . . X . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #106 Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2022 5:02 pm 
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On 62 I got it right. In a game I might play the outside hane but as a problem I can see why inward is making better use of the two stones above.

On 63

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[go]$$Wc White to play
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X , X . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . O . O . O . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . b . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . 1 . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . . , X X X a . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . . O O . O O . . . . . X . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


:b1: is my default. I suspect A is about as good. I know KataGo dislikes peeps like B because they remove any cutting aji from the one space jump in the event of a combat.

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Post #107 Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2022 12:09 am 
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For #63, Knotwilg got one of the good answers. Further remark on that move:

I did consider the move but failed to see its usefulness since it didn't enclose White, and moreover the knight's move can be cut. However Katago doesn't care about the cut, both players get two weak groups so the fight is fair.

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[go]$$Wc knight's move, what if Black cuts?
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$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X , X . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . O . O . O . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . 0 . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . 1 . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . . , X X X 2 3 , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . 7 O O 4 O O 6 . . . . X . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . 5 . 9 8 . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


So Black won't cut at least for the moment. A simple continuation (there are more complicated variations):

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[go]$$Wc knight's move, simple continuation
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X , X . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . 7 5 . . . . . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . O . O . O 4 6 . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . 1 . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . . , X X X . . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . 3 O O . O O . . . . . X . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


The idea is that :w1: threatens to enclose Black, so Black gets out with :b2: and then :w3: defends the white group while weakening Black, so both players get a weak group and the fight is fair.


The other move considered by Katago is this:

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[go]$$Wc White to play
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . X . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X , X . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . O . O . O . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . . , X X X 2 . , . . . . . , X . . |
$$ | . . 1 O O . O O . . . . . X . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


Again, :w1: defends White while weakening Black, so Black must defend with :b2:, and White is strong enough in the corner so is free to tenuki! That move :w1: was totally off my radar.

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Post #108 Posted: Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:21 pm 
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Position #64, Black to play. The AI move is not fancy but seemed counter-intuitive to me.

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[go]$$Bc Black to play
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . X . . . X O O O . |
$$ | . . . . . X . X . X . X . O X X O . . |
$$ | . . . O O O X . . , X O . . . X O . . |
$$ | . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . X X O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . O . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . O O O X . . . , . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . X X X O X . . . . O . X . . X O . . |
$$ | . O O O X . X . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


Answer:

Even though the ladder doesn't work, atari the white stone a couple times to create a secure the corner and create a heavy white group, then launch a splitting attack!

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

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Post #109 Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2022 3:24 pm 
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Position #65, White to play the best endgame move on the top of the board. Provide at least 3-move sequence (nothing fancy).

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[go]$$Bc Black to play
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . O . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . O X . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . O X X X X O O X X X . X . . X O . |
$$ | . O O O . O X . . , O O X . . X O O . |
$$ | . O X O . O X O O O . X O X . X X O . |
$$ | . . X X . X X . . . . X O O O X O . . |
$$ | . . X . X . . O O X . X X O O O O . . |
$$ | . O X X O O . O X X . X O O X . O X . |
$$ | . O O O . . . O X O . X . . . X O O . |
$$ | . X X , O . . . O X . X O O X , X O . |
$$ | . . . . O X . . O . X X O X X . X X . |
$$ | . . X . X . . . . . . O X O . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . O X X O . X X X |
$$ | . . . . . X . . . . O . O X O O O O X |
$$ | . . X X X . X . . O . . O X . . O X X |
$$ | . X O X O O . . O , X X X X . X X O O |
$$ | . O O O . . . . O X . O . X . X O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . O . . . . O O . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #110 Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:10 pm 
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The tesuji that comes to mind is this one

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[go]$$Wc 6 at 1
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . O . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . O X . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 X . . |
$$ | . . O X X X X O O X X X 8 X 4 1 X O . |
$$ | . O O O . O X . . , O O X 7 3 X O O . |
$$ | . O X O . O X O O O . X O X 5 X X O . |
$$ | . . X X . X X . . . . X O O O X O . . |
$$ | . . X . X . . O O X . X X O O O O . . |
$$ | . O X X O O . O X X . X O O X . O X . |
$$ | . O O O . . . O X O . X . . . X O O . |
$$ | . X X , O . . . O X . X O O X , X O . |
$$ | . . . . O X . . O . X X O X X . X X . |
$$ | . . X . X . . . . . . O X O . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . O X X O . X X X |
$$ | . . . . . X . . . . O . O X O O O O X |
$$ | . . X X X . X . . O . . O X . . O X X |
$$ | . X O X O O . . O , X X X X . X X O O |
$$ | . O O O . . . . O X . O . X . X O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . O . . . . O O . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


I'm playing this out to have a reference. Probably 3 pts better than:

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[go]$$Wc Black to play
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . O . X . . . . . . . . . . . . C C . |
$$ | . O X . . . . . . . . . . . . . X 1 . |
$$ | . . O X X X X O O X X X . X 6 2 X O . |
$$ | . O O O . O X . . , O O X 4 5 X O O . |
$$ | . O X O . O X O O O . X O X 3 X X O . |
$$ | . . X X . X X . . . . X O O O X O . . |
$$ | . . X . X . . O O X . X X O O O O . . |
$$ | . O X X O O . O X X . X O O X . O X . |
$$ | . O O O . . . O X O . X . . . X O O . |
$$ | . X X , O . . . O X . X O O X , X O . |
$$ | . . . . O X . . O . X X O X X . X X . |
$$ | . . X . X . . . . . . O X O . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . O X X O . X X X |
$$ | . . . . . X . . . . O . O X O O O O X |
$$ | . . X X X . X . . O . . O X . . O X X |
$$ | . X O X O O . . O , X X X X . X X O O |
$$ | . O O O . . . . O X . O . X . X O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . O . . . . O O . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


Not really sente either

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Post #111 Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:18 pm 
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Interesting but :w5: is not considered as sente by Katago. If I didn't make a calculation mistake, the miai value of :b6: is only about 2.79167 points, that's too small at this stage of the game. So instead of :w1:, White can play a much simpler sente move elsewhere. (Nothing difficult, the main point is to notice that the move is sente.)


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Post #112 Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2022 1:40 am 
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I must admit it didn't "feel" like sente either.
So maybe my first idea was my best idea after all.

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[go]$$Wc
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . O . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . O X . . . 2 1 . 3 . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . O X X X X O O X X X . X . . X O . |
$$ | . O O O . O X . . , O O X . . X O O . |
$$ | . O X O . O X O O O . X O X . X X O . |
$$ | . . X X . X X . . . . X O O O X O . . |
$$ | . . X . X . . O O X . X X O O O O . . |
$$ | . O X X O O . O X X . X O O X . O X . |
$$ | . O O O . . . O X O . X . . . X O O . |
$$ | . X X , O . . . O X . X O O X , X O . |
$$ | . . . . O X . . O . X X O X X . X X . |
$$ | . . X . X . . . . . . O X O . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . O X X O . X X X |
$$ | . . . . . X . . . . O . O X O O O O X |
$$ | . . X X X . X . . O . . O X . . O X X |
$$ | . X O X O O . . O , X X X X . X X O O |
$$ | . O O O . . . . O X . O . X . X O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . O . . . . O O . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #113 Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2022 2:14 am 
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That's closer but there is a better move:

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[go]$$Wc Answer
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . O . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . O X . . 2 1 . 3 . . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . O X X X X O O X X X . X . . X O . |
$$ | . O O O . O X . . , O O X . . X O O . |
$$ | . O X O . O X O O O . X O X . X X O . |
$$ | . . X X . X X . . . . X O O O X O . . |
$$ | . . X . X . . O O X . X X O O O O . . |
$$ | . O X X O O . O X X . X O O X . O X . |[/go]



Black may atari after that but still has to add a defensive move.

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


If Black plays :b6: elsewhere, White has a ko for the life of the black group.

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[go]$$Wc :w11: at :w7:
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . O 9 X . 0 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . O X 7 8 2 1 5 3 . . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . O X X X X O O X X X . X . . X O . |
$$ | . O O O . O X . . , O O X . . X O O . |
$$ | . O X O . O X O O O . X O X . X X O . |
$$ | . . X X . X X . . . . X O O O X O . . |
$$ | . . X . X . . O O X . X X O O O O . . |
$$ | . O X X O O . O X X . X O O X . O X . |[/go]


So after Black's defensive move, White can play elsewhere. A simple local continuation is the monkey jump:

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

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Post #114 Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2022 2:18 am 
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Knotwilg wrote:
I must admit it didn't "feel" like sente either.
So maybe my first idea was my best idea after all...

I think you need to flip your idea.

Doesn't this threaten ko with "a" or the slide with "b"?
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[go]$$Wc
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . O . X . . . . . . . b . . . . . . . |
$$ | . O X a . 2 1 . 3 . . . . . . . X . . |
$$ | . . O X X X X O O X X X . X . . X O . |
$$ | . O O O . O X . . , O O X . . X O O . |
$$ | . O X O . O X O O O . X O X . X X O . |
$$ | . . X X . X X . . . . X O O O X O . . |
$$ | . . X . X . . O O X . X X O O O O . . |
$$ | . O X X O O . O X X . X O O X . O X . |
$$ | . O O O . . . O X O . X . . . X O O . |
$$ | . X X , O . . . O X . X O O X , X O . |
$$ | . . . . O X . . O . X X O X X . X X . |
$$ | . . X . X . . . . . . O X O . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . O X X O . X X X |
$$ | . . . . . X . . . . O . O X O O O O X |
$$ | . . X X X . X . . O . . O X . . O X X |
$$ | . X O X O O . . O , X X X X . X X O O |
$$ | . O O O . . . . O X . O . X . X O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . O . . . . O O . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #115 Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 1:01 am 
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Position #66, White to play.

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[go]$$Wc White to play
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O O X . . . . . . . . . X X . . |
$$ | . . O , X X . . . X . . . X . O X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O X . |
$$ | . . . O O . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . O X . . . . . . . . . . . O B . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X , O . . . . , . . . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . O . . X . . X . . O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #116 Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 5:16 am 
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This is not an easy problem, while the answer is probably very clear.

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[go]$$Wc White to play
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . a . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O O X . . . . . . . . . X X . . |
$$ | . . O , X X . . . X . . . X . O X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O 4 . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2 6 . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 O X . |
$$ | . . . O O . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . O X . . . . . . . . . . . O B . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . , . . . . . b 1 c . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X , O . . . . , . d . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . O . . X . . X . . O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


The first move that comes to mind is hane at the head of two. After this relatively calm sequence I'd like to take sente and play A, rather than defend against the cut at B by playing C first. Forcing at D is another option.

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[go]$$Wc White to play
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O O X . . . . . . . . . X X . . |
$$ | . . O , X X . . . X . . . X . O X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 O O 8 . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4 2 5 . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 O X 9 |
$$ | . . . O O . . . . . . . . . . O X 7 . |
$$ | . . O X . . . . . . . . . . . O B . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . , . . . . . . 1 . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X , O . . . . , . d . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . O . . X . . X . . O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


How about this trade?

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[go]$$Wc White to play
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . a . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O O X . . . . . . . . . X X . . |
$$ | . . O , X X . . . X . . . X . O X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 1 . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 2 O X . |
$$ | . . . O O . . . . . . . . . . O X 0 . |
$$ | . . O X . . . . . . . . . . . O B . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . , . . . . . b 5 6 . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 8 . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X , O . . . . , . d . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . O . . X . . X . . O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]


This hane is the second thought.
:b4: looks unreasonable, so

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[go]$$Wc White to play
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . a . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O O X . . . . . . . . . X X . . |
$$ | . . O , X X . . . X . . . X . O X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O X . |
$$ | . . . O O . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . O X . . . . . . . . . . . O B . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . , . . . . 3 2 . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X , O . . . . , . d . . . O . . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . O . . X . . X . . O . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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Post #117 Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2022 2:38 pm 
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Thanks for your comments,

First, Katago's local answer. The AI sees two main local variations, with only one move for :w1:

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[go]$$Wc first variation
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O O X . . . . . . . . . X X . . |
$$ | . . O , X X . . . X . . . X . O X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O 3 . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 O X . |
$$ | . . . O O . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . O X . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |[/go]


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[go]$$Wc second variation
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O O X . . . . . . . . . X X . . |
$$ | . . O , X X . . . X . . . X . O X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O 2 . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 O X . |
$$ | . . . O O . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . O X . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . , . . . . . , 3 5 . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |[/go]


Note that Black can't play :b4: at :b5:, otherwise the following sequence is bad for Black (I couldn't see the variation during the game, which is why I rejected :w1:).

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[go]$$Wc :b4: is bad for Black
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O O X . . . . . . . . . X X . . |
$$ | . . O , X X . . . X . . . X . O X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O 2 . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 b |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 O X . |
$$ | . . . O O . . . . . . . . . . O X a . |
$$ | . . O X . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . , . . . . . , 3 4 . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . c . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |[/go]


White has a double atari at "a". Black can atari at "c" but afterwards has to choose between protecting "a", or play "b" to capture :w5: and let White capture 2 stones.

Instead of the above :b2:, Black may prefer to jump:

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[go]$$Wc other black answer
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O O X . . . . . . . . . X X . . |
$$ | . . O , X X . . . X . . . X . O X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O . . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 O X . |
$$ | . . . O O . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . O X . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . , . . . . . , . . . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |[/go]


In any case, Black can't at the same time link to the upper group and separate the two white groups.

That said, Knotwilg's first instinct (R10) is almost as good (less than 1 point difference):

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[go]$$Wc hane
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . O O X . . . . . . . . . X X . . |
$$ | . . O , X X . . . X . . . X . O X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O O 6 . |
$$ | . . O . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4 8 . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 O X . |
$$ | . . . O O . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . O X . . . . . . . . . . . O X . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . , . . . . . , 1 2 . |
$$ | . . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |[/go]


Knotwilg's second proposition (S14) is also about 1 point worse than Katago's answer:

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


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Post #118 Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2022 4:30 am 
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Interesting. Of course the solution move crossed my mind as well but I dismissed it without further reading because I thought it would anyhow be the wrong order of moves and sort of slow.

My main line is not so different from the 2nd solution and the answer to the question I had is: yes White takes gote in order to ensure the connection. Which is a heuristic surprise, as slow connections are to be avoided and sente matters a lot, as per my Mistakes series.

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Post #119 Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2022 6:29 am 
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The move S10 connects R10 with Q11, and at the same time links with the bottom right group while making points, so I guess it's more than a slow connection (two slow moves combined in one may become an efficient move).

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Post #120 Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2022 11:04 am 
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Position #67, Black to play. The shape is not yet natural to me.

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[go]$$Bc Black to play
$$ ---------------------------------------
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X O . . . O . . . X W . . X O . . |
$$ | . . X O . . . . . , X O . . . X O . . |
$$ | . X O O . . . . . . . . . . . X . . . |
$$ | . X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O . |
$$ | . . X . O X . . . . . . . . O . O . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . O X O . X . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . . . , . . X O O O . . . |
$$ | . . X . O . . . . . O O O X X X . . . |
$$ | . . . O . X . . . . O X X . . . . . . |
$$ | . X O . . . . . . . . . . X . . . . . |
$$ | . X . X . . . . . . . X . . . . O . . |
$$ | . . . X . . . . . O . . . . . . . . . |
$$ | . . X , O . . . . O X . . O O O . . . |
$$ | . . . X O . . O O X X . X X O X O O . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . O X . . . X X X . . |
$$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ ---------------------------------------[/go]

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