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First off, count the current score. If you're winning, do not invade. Just make sure you keep white small enough that you still win. Let use further presume that black would be losing. You counted, so you know by how many points. A move around c could be parried with a sacrifice of two white stones while sealing off the rest of the upper right corner ...


5

$$cm1 $$ +---------------------------------------+ $$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | $$ | . . . . . . . . O . . . . . . . . . . | $$ | . . . . . . . O O . X . . O . . a . . | $$ | . . . , . . . . . X . . . . . O . . . | $$ | . . . . . . . . O O O . . . . . . . . | $$ | . . . . . . . . X X O O . O . . 1 . . | $$ | . . . . . . . . . . X . . . . . . ....


5

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't think that shape is alive. $$B $$ ---------------------------- $$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $$ | . O 7 1 . . . . . . . . . . $$ | 4 . O X . . . . . . . . . . $$ | . 5 O X . . . . . , . . . . $$ | 6 2 X . . . . . . . . . . . $$ | . 3 . X . . . . . . . . . . $$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $$ | . . . . . . . . . ....


3

Liam showed a good way to kill the invasion already, but you can be even more mean and play 2 at 4: $$Wm1 $$ ---------- $$ ........| $$ ...X....| $$ ...X.1..| $$ ....X...| $$ ......2.| If white then plays 3, you just draw back instead of playing below 1, and you avoid a cut at 4: $$Wm1 $$ ---------- $$ .....c..| $$ ...Xb.a.| $$ ...X.1..| $$ ....X.3.| $$ .....


2

I decided to revisit this post with the help of Leela Zero. LZ's assessment is that there is no good move for black above the 11th line. The sequences are fascinating, here is the start of one: $$cm1 $$ +---------------------------------------+ $$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | $$ | . . . . . . . . O . . . . . . . . 6 . | $$ | . . . . . . . O O ....


1

Given the size of White's territory, you are probably behind. Then the question is, can you catch up, and if so, how? I'll save the first question for last, and answer the others in order: 2) You have the choice of ONE invasion point, a, b, or c (or some alternatives mentioned by other posters). Choosing one strengthens White sufficiently to preclude the ...


1

Many question in one post ... An invasion on a should work, because the corner is not yet 100% secure. White will probably build up strength to the outside leaving no potential on b. White will probably get the initiative afterwards. An invasion on c looks very big, probably bigger than the corner invasion because of the two white stones to be captured. ...


1

Black 6 should be at white 7. After this white dies uncondittionally. https://online-go.com/demo/66482


1

In general, corner enclosure is a great thing. If you can manage to do so in the early game, you have a big advantage. You gain a lot of free moves on the outside, since the opponent must protect his corner. You will then build huge walls with a big impact and you can greatly develop to both sides and you have also impact to the center. (But note that this ...


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