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I don't think it's that the joseki move is forcing, it's more that the joseki move is better. 5 here is pretty sad for White. For 4 to be joseki, you would need a response to this move that turns out better than the accepted sequence for White. $$ ---------- $$ ..........| $$ ..........| $$ ..3.2.....| $$ ..54..1...| $$ ..........|


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It's not professional games but they are between very strong players: http://dcook.org/compgo/9by9_experiments.html This has tons of games: http://gobase.org/9x9/


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Black lives: $$B $$ ------------------- $$ | . 1 . . X O . . . $$ | O X . X X O . . . $$ | . X X O O O . . . $$ | O O O . . . . . . $$ | . . . . . . . . . $$ | . . . . . . . . . White kills unconditionally: $$W $$ ------------------- $$ | . 2 1 . X O . . . $$ | O X . X X O . . . $$ | 3 X X O O O . . . $$ | O O O . . . . . . $$ | . . . . . . . . . $$ | ...


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I think black should play 2-1 then 3-1 and 1-3 are miai for b life, no need for ko


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The key is that killing the black stones doesn't give White an eye. After White captures the two stones, Black will throw in at the same place he played in #3. White can capture that stone too, but later in the game the stone above the capture will be placed in atari, and White will have to fill in the "eye" on the right. Because that can happen, it is a ...



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