I was recently playing a game and I felt hopeless in this position: My group marked “X” looked doomed. Any direction it runs White is already there. “Attack from afar but defend up close” Have you heard this proverb. In this case, Black is desperate and needs to defend… so UP CLOSE is the part of the proverb to adapt… […]
The Road to 5K requires playing and reading the cuttable 1-space extension
Cut Sorcery: 4 weak-SDK examples of when the cross-cut would’ve gained me some advantage.
Ignore my peep if you want to pay the price So I was playing this game and I played a peep in order to build the center: Black ignored me, so I made good on my threat to push through his group: Black protects and I surround: Black now thinks he is safe to roam into my center: But there […]
The Road to 5k Requires Seeing the Power of the Push-Cut
Not once, but TWICE IN THE SAME GAME could I have taken a commanding lead if I had only studied the position and considered the push cut. What the hay is a push cut? A push-cut occurs when you perform a two move sequence consisting of a push followed by a cut. let’s break it down, step by step. First, […]