All About Thickness : Understanding Moyo and Influence by Ishida Yoshio

By Ishida Yoshio

This can be a booklet approximately thickness, and it's totally different from the other move booklet released in English. It involves forty five Examples; each one instance has pages, each one which include an enormous diagram illustrating the placement handy, with a number of phrases written in purple at the diagram declaring numerous points and with parts of effect shaded in at the board. There are then extra pages with a diagram taking over many of the web page yet with a few real textual content on the backside of the web page, and the diagrams don't have the snazzy colour and shading.

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2. The ensuing moves to Black 8 form one pattern. Black hasn't constructed thickness, but he is satisfied to have positions along both edges. All About Thickness 41 Dia. 3. Up to Black 5 is the same as Dia. 1. However, in place of 'a', White has simply played the contact move at 6. Dia. 4. Black pushes out with 1, followed by atari with 3 and 5. The outward influence gained here is even thicker than that shown in the initial diagrams, so Black has done well. All About Thickness 42 Example 11 The Power and Range of Thickness Against White 1, Black 2 to 12 produce thickness.

To avoid the trap laid in the previous diagram, after White 4, Black 'a', White 'b', Black V gives a good result, but Black 5 straightaway is much easier to grasp. Dia. 2. The ensuing moves to Black 8 form one pattern. Black hasn't constructed thickness, but he is satisfied to have positions along both edges. All About Thickness 41 Dia. 3. Up to Black 5 is the same as Dia. 1. However, in place of 'a', White has simply played the contact move at 6. Dia. 4. Black pushes out with 1, followed by atari with 3 and 5.

Returning to the earlier sequence (page 27), White may counter Black 1 with the push through and cut of 2 and 4, but this is nothing to be afraid of. The battle will unfold from Black 5 to 11 and thereafter White will forever be anxious about the situation around the two stones 4 and 6 lest they be ensnared by Black. All About Thickness 30 Example 8 The 3-3 Invasion White's territory is 6 points. Up to Black 6 is a typical joseki. All About Thickness 31 immediately White's territory is 6 points.

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