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All you need to know about Carpenter's Square - 30


Diagram 30.1: White to play

This is one of the simplest problems in the series if white knows where to start.

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Diagram 29.1: White to play

We've seen very similar patterns while studying Shape 23 and 24. Just to repeat here to make the series complete.

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Diagram 28.1: White to play

Can the external liberty make any difference?

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Diagram 27.1: White to play

Can Black square secure this corner?

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Diagram 26.1: White to play

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Diagram 25.1: White to play

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Diagram 24.1: White to play

The extra external liberty makes a lot of difference. What's the best strategy for white?

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Diagram 23.1: White to play

Let's study this 'incomplete' Carpenter's Square.

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Diagram 22.1: White to play

We already learned that attacking at 'a' from outside is not working. What else?

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Diagram 21.1: Black to play

Let us discuss this corner shape seemingly weakened by *ws*. Suppose white just plays *wx*, how can black respond?

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