A Go Player

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

A tesuji? No, really?

I was very proud of seeing this tesuji tonight. Granted, I think it may have depended on my opponent's unthinking response to a typical yose move, but still...

I'm playing Black. The tesuji is in the upper right hand corner, where that white group looks suspiciously ... something...

B K19, W L 19, B N18

I've been losing a lot otherwise, but I hear that's the key to greatness.


Blogger uglyboxer said...

Nice catch in the upper right. I think it leads to a ko though, if w protects at p18. But nonetheless w is not going to be happyl. ;)
What happened in the game? Because the upper left is still undecided. If w plays a16 all the black stones die. If b plays it he lives. Perhaps that is the most urgent move on the board.


10:24 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

haha! that is why i am still 11kyu. My opponent was so disheartened by the play in the upper right, that he resigned, and both of us completely missed the A16 play. This is something I have noticed is a very big problem for me. I reach a settled state in an area of the board, and then never check it again even when the situation has changed. This leads to situations where I am completely blind to moves like A16. Thanks for the comment.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

For what it's worth, I think *any* move against the top-right prevents it from making two eyes -- e.g. the simple R18.

10:23 AM  
Blogger Mikey said...

N19 seems the killer move to me.

What's also interesting is White T4. :P

1:58 PM  

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