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Old 10-20-2017, 08:17 PM   #1
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2-2 middle game

White - Pips 185

Black - Pips 161
Black to Play 2-2
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Which 4pt is better to make?
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:42 PM   #2
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Re: 2-2 middle game

Yours. White can't put any pressure on your back two, and has three blots within easy striking distance of them. Unstack your 6 point.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:00 PM   #3
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Re: 2-2 middle game

It's a question of relative improvement. Making the 21-point improves your back position, but 6/4(2) is an enormous improvement in your front position.
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:01 PM   #4
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Yours. White can't put any pressure on your back two, and has three blots within easy striking distance of them. Unstack your 6 point.
Well, White is making her 3pt and Black's 2pt anchor will remain there in many cases for a while.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:55 PM   #5
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Well, White is making her 3pt and Black's 2pt anchor will remain there in many cases for a while.
True, but there is no follow up. No builders and no attack. White can only clear two of the blots.

And what Bill said.
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