This game (LG)
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On 2007-07-11 at 15:05,
I think Wayne had the upper hand at the point that he put in his flanking peg (
should just delay the typical pattern:
, where the typical pattern is
. Black is still winning either way. It's not knowing the
pattern that sunk him, so maybe alain was wise to trick him with it.
It might at first appear that
is a cleaner alternative to
, but watch out: if
. In this case, they are far enough from the bottom that Black still has a chance:
, for example. Still, not as strong as the pattern in the previous paragraph.
These are all still very early moves, and the game could go either way.
It could be that even after the disastrous
exchange, Black still had the upper hand, if he had played
. It's just barely strong enough that it works on the left, while being strong on the right side too.
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