David J Bush
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On 2020-12-17 at 22:06,
looks more playable along the bottom, but I'm wondering if being pressed down like that was just too meek a strategy overall. You often seem to press on either side of a parallel base like you did here with
, and then aim for a tactical way to leverage them by playing in between.
I wonder if there was a way for me to do the same — look for a way to use
to create opportunities by pressing you to the left. Or maybe they're too far apart to be useful, or maybe the fact that you went right on the bottom and left on the top make it harder to link the two. Would be interested in your thoughts on it.
Alternatively, if I had foreseen the danger of |
, maybe there was another way to play the left lower side that preempts it. Is |
On 2020-12-18 at 13:49,
Yes exactly, I can usually find a cascade threat, and the best way to counter my strategy is to use it right back at me.
I was concerned about |
which would have threatened K7. For example
would have forced me to extend right, maybe
. Maybe I should play S16 sooner than that. Anyway, I was glad you didn't play H13.
still looks potentially dangerous. I haven't had my breakfast yet. I will look at it later.
On 2020-12-18 at 16:16,
Alright, working backwards from the end towards the beginning:
I don't think |
would have worked because I don't think |
would have worked.
looks essentially the same.
So with all that in mind, how about |
which turns black H13 into a more serious threat?
and I don't know who would win the battle in the center.
On 2020-12-22 at 19:26,
Can you elaborate on "cascade threat"? What do you mean by that, and where do you start when you want to find one?
On 2020-12-22 at 23:51,
A cascade threat is a sequence of threatening moves, culminating in an unstoppable double threat. For example
in this game is the start of a cascade. How I start to find one might not be the best way for you to start. I knew your
was potentially vulnerable, so I tried to arrange the battle on the left so that I could exploit it. But does that really help you, so that you can find moves like |
? All I am really trying to say here is, favorable tactics are the natural result of a good strategic plan. Try not to let me pressure you into confining your play to one region of the board.
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