The following quote is very relevant to the game I just lost: In ancient China, people were not scoring territory at all, but instead just the stones on the board. So originally, Go was about “gaining life for as many stones as possible” instead of territory. Building a territory – i.e. an area where no opponent’s stones are able to live – […]
“ALL professionals know better: in … Middle Game, territory is not important, but strength and weakness of groups [is]”. A review of my game today.
The Road to 5K requires playing and reading the cuttable 1-space extension
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… […]