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It seems that the move to play for White is an extension on the upper side or in the lower side. Clearly, the lower side is more interesting for the following two main reasons. $$W $$ --------------------------------------- $$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | $$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | $$ | . . O . . . . . . 1 . . . . X . . . . | ...


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First of all, and more important than anything else by far: if you are a beginner, don't worry about positional stuff (yet) ! Learning chess theory (positional chess) will teach you how to form a correct plan, but that skill is completely useless if you can't execute it skillfully - a poor planner with good tactics will beat a great planner with poor ...


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The san-ren-sei point in the middle of the lower part of the board, and a point around white's 3-3 point stone in the lower left hand corner are "miai." That is if White takes one, black will take the other. Let's say white closes his corner in the lower left by taking the 5-4 point, as he did in the upper left. Black then takes the san-ren-sei point in the ...



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