Thursday, July 13, 2006


Indeed, that pincer was overplay. The best punishment is the triangled move, and this is one of the expected ways the game can develop now.

The exact situation came up the European Goe Women Championship last year. Thanks to arnoud for the link. In this game minue describes the pincer move as "G3 move is like putting her stone into white's tiger mouth" Of course, in my game, the tiger suicided herself when this happened, but in the linked game the tiger punished appropriately. Interesting stuff.

1 comment:

Jesse said...

I am a novice player of Go, and I was wondering two things:

1) Why do you say that the pincer is an overplay, what is going to be the result of this play?

2) What do you use to view/edit your .sgf files, it looks nice.