This is game between Takemiya Masaki 9p (White) and Cho Chikun 9p played in 2011 at the 1st Japanese Igo Masters Cup.
Although this game clearly shows Takemiya’s moyo style, I wanted to show beautiful tesuji that he played in this game. I reminded myself of this game, because Mateusz Surma 1p made two great videos about yose which you can check below and I believe everyone can learn something out of it.
Lecture #1 – Value of yose moves, part 1, for 1-5 kyu
Value of yose moves, part 1, for 1-5 kyu (English version)Mateusz Surma 1p, Lecture #1Geplaatst door polgote.com op Vrijdag 7 december 2018
Value of yose moves, part 2, for 1-5 kyu (English version)
Value of yose moves, part 2, for 1-5 kyu (English version)Mateusz Surma 1p, Lecture #1Geplaatst door polgote.com op Zaterdag 8 december 2018
Black played the extension down at 1 and white blocked at 2, black’s hane is normal and now it is very important to stop before answering this move. Many people would miss a great tesuji by answering too fast !
If you make the mistake to play too fast and Atari at 1, once you defend black is happy, he got what he wanted and he can take big move somewhere on the board. Although black managed to still win in the actual game, playing this way would have made the difference even bigger.
This cut is the tesuji, black has two ways to answer, either 1 or 2.
To Atari at 1 is the worst possible scenario, white will Atari at 2 and after black takes at 3, white can connect reducing a lot of points, clearly game over situation.
There is pretty much no choice, black will play 1 and now there is this great tesuji kosumi of white.
If black connects at 1, white will connect back and now there is miai between A and B, so black is screwed up.
Black captures the one stone and white cuts off black’s stone on the first line, wonderful tesuji by Takemiya sensei !Follow me in social media: