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the next move in order to balance the advantage gained by his adversary; this is something like castling in Chess.

moves slowly from a corner out over the board, and one side of the board is entirely filled with stones, while the other is completely empty. This is a sure sign of bad play. In the beginning the good players spread their stones over the board as much as possible, and avoid close conAicts.

9. E 4.

W. C7

10. C 10. If White did not occupy this point, we might have the following continuation:

B. C 10
B. C 13

W. E 7 and Black has the advantage, because White's stones at C 7-E 7 can only get one “Me” on the edge of the board, and later on must seek a connection with some other group. By constantly harassing such endangered groups territory is often obtained.

12. C 5. White sees that Black plays too carefully, and therefore challenges him with a bold but premature attack that gives the whole game its character.

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14. C 6.

16. D 6. 18. E 7. 20. H 3 3.

As soon as Black answers this move, White will take territory on the right or left of H 3.

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21. G 2. Is played very care- 22. M 3. Two stones which mufully. K3 would probably have tually support each other on the been better. In that case White margin of the board and form a would either have played H 5 in position cannot be separated by order to save H 3, whereupon more than two spaces; for instance, B. F7 W. E 8

R 13-R 16. In that case the adB. K 5

versary cannot cut one off from the would have followed, or White other. (Korschelt here inserts conwould have answered at K 4.

tinuations similar to what we have shown in a preceding chapter.) Therefore, White's twentieth and twenty-second moves are merely intended to fill territory that would otherwise fall to Black, and are not

intended to form a new group. 23. H 2. The only correct an- 24. M 5. White seeks to form a swer would have been K 3, which connection with No. 6, which Black would have separated White's twen- frustrates by his twenty-fifth move. tieth and twenty-second stones. It is of the greatest importance to

prevent the union of


which the adversary has formed on the margin, in order that they may remain weak, and require continuous defense.

The player who has the “Sente” most of the time will generally be

the victor. 25. 06.

26. Q9. Is

very necessary in order not to surrender the entire

right side to Black. 27. K 17. All good players agree 28. H 17. This move has the that 27 should not have been effect of abandoning stone No. 4 at played at K 17, but at L 17. This P 17. After Black's twenty-ninth is difficult to understand because

at N 17, No. 4 could still K 17 can be supported from both

but giving

escape by means of P



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29. N 17.


sides at G 17 and N 17, but L 17 is it up brings more territory elsewhere
better because Black should be than is there lost. It is a favorite
occupied not merely with taking a device of strong players to appar-
position, but more particularly with ently abandon a position to their
killing White's fourth stone. In the adversary after first preparing it so
sequel K 17 is actually taken by that eventually it may live, or so

that it may afterward aid in sur-
rounding one of the adversary's
groups. The abandoned position
often reawakens life if the
weaker adversary allows his sur-
rounding group to be itself sur-
rounded and taken before the
capture of the abandoned position
has been completed.

30. F 7.
31. G 7.

32. K 3. It might have been better to have played at G 8. Then if Black replied at H 7, White could play at C 10, and the white territory in the neighborhood of line D would be very large. Certainly in

that case H 3 would have been
The abandoned, but M 3-M 5.

Since 32 K 3 is purely defensive,



the attack, and appreciably reduces the white territory in

the neighborhood of line D. 33. D 8.

34. D 7. 35. DI.

* 36. Cu. 37. D 12.

38. C 12. 39. D 13

40. C 13 41. G 9.

42. G 6. If this move had not divided the black groups, Black would have become too powerful.




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43. H 7.


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44. E 9. This connects the two parts of the White position, which connection

threatened by Black's thirty-third stone. Moreover, the “Sente" remains with White, because Black cannot allow his position to

be broken into through F 10.

46. Q 14. 48. R 17

50. Q 16. * 52. RII. The beginner will wonder that 52 Q 15 did not follow 51 R 15. This is because 53 R 1054 R 9 would result, and White would be at a disadvantage. The moves 46-52 are part of a deeply thought-out plan on the part of White. Black could afford to ignore No. 4 as long as it stood alone. Thereupon White increases it by Nos. 48 and 50, and Black must accept the sacrifice, because otherwise Nos. 27-29 are threatened. By this sacrifice White


the territory around No. 27, and also has an opportunity of increasing his position on line Q by his fifty-second move.

54. M 16. On the fifty-third move Black proceeds with the capture of Nos. 4, 48, and 50, while White on his fifty-fourth move hems in No. 27.

56. M 17

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S 5

to his fifty-sixth and fifty-eighth
moves in order to save Nos. 29 and 53.
57. N 18.

58. M 18.
59. Q 15.

60. J 17. 61. J 16.

62. K 18. 63. E 16.

64. D 16. 65. G 17.

66. K 16. 67. P 16. This is necessary to

68. K 15. avoid the following continuation:

W. P 16,0 15, N 16, O 14

B. P 15, N 15, O 17, P 18 and White has the advantage. 69. D 14.

70. C 14. 71. R 5.

72. R 6.
73. E 15. It is of the utmost 74. Q 5. Murase Shuho thought
importance to Black to occupy this that 74 was a bad move and that
point, for otherwise White would would have been better. The
press far into his territory through game would then have continued
this opening. He goes first, how-

as follows:
ever, on his seventy-first move to B. 73, E 15, R 4
R 5, because White must follow,

W. S 5, S4
and then to 73, because on this He also thought that White's moves
move he loses the “Sente.” Black from 76-82 were bad, because
could also have occupied S 5, to nothing in particular was
which White would have replied with plished by separating O 4 from
S 6, because otherwise the following 06, since it was impossible to kill
continuation would have occurred: them.

B. S 5, S6, S8, R8, Q8

W. E 15, S 7, T7, R 7
and the White position is broken up.
It is because Black played at E 15
too hastily and without first occupy-
ing S 5 that White can break up

Black position by the series of moves
Nos. 74-82.


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