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White: Carroll    Black: kpato (LG) | This game (LG) | Download JTwixt file
On 2007-07-13 at 10:56, Jeff K. (info) said:
Here who would give a dim on me ? But in twixt there may be a god ;-)

On 2007-07-13 at 11:00, Jeff K. (info) said:
Here maybe I should play south, maybe 36.S20 is a threat worth it despite my 37.U20

On 2007-07-13 at 11:03, Jeff K. (info) said:
So I played south but was really scared by 38.p6, was do you think kpato ?

On 2007-07-13 at 11:05, Jeff K. (info) said:
First post was about 25.v17 ...

On 2007-07-13 at 14:54, Alan Hensel (info) said:
About |25.v17: it looks to me like a distraction tactic, and it worked. But it's no better than |25.r18 or |25.t18, because if you just ignore it and play |26.s15, then what comes next? Whatever move 27 is, it must involve a link, because if it doesn't, then 28.u16 will work. The possibilities then are few enough to enumerate: |25.v17 26.s15 27.t14 28.t13 - doesn't work, 27.u15 28.u14 - doesn't work, 27.w15 28.t13 - doesn't work. That's it, then; the curtain should go down on White at this point.

After |27.u15, the possibilities for Black playing south aren't very good, because White has multiple threats, most importantly R18. 36.S20 still looks good for White: 37.u20 38.w20 39.s19. So, after 27.u15, 28.q14 was weak; kpato needed some kind of combination threat, to punch a hole in Carroll's dotted line. Maybe 28.r11, threatening p10 or q14. If 29.p12 then 30.q14, and if 29.q15 then 30.p10. That looks pretty good for Black.

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