Sunday, December 12, 2010

Now What?

Today I played Chinese opening and black and at move 10 white surprised me. While I was thinking about the right reply, white resigned so I didn't get to try out anything.


What do you think would be best move for black now?
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Anonymous said...

I like P2, and letting white figure out what to do next.

Fede said...

I like p2 too.

I tried to research the corner position on gobase, it emerged 5 times and p2 was always the answer.
None of the occurrencies came from a chinese fuseki. Two times there was a black stone in q8 (instead of r9), in the others no pincer was involved.

NannyOgg said...

Thanks for the ideas.
I had been considering P3, or maybe simply connect at O2 and see what white does. But I like P2 too.


Patrick said...

Maybe I'm just not good enough, but P2 seems bad... what do you do after white atari?

Mikey said...
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Mikey said...

My first instinct was p3 too. White will now want to escape, I imagine. If White s3, Black gets a sente move on White, strengthening himself whilst theatening White. If white tries to escape, I feel the pincer is too far away to press, and the bottom Black group is too strong, especially since there is s3 to play now.

David said...
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Go Game Guru said...

Hi K,

I was thinking about this post and decided to analyse the position here:

There are also some general ideas for dealing with surprise. Let me know what you think! :)