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All you need to know about Carpenter's Square - 20


Diagram 20.1: White to play

Does Black square help in any way?

All you need to know about Carpenter's Square - 19


Diagram 19.1: White to play

All you need to know about Carpenter's Square - 18


Diagram 18.1: White to play

This shape is commonly seen in real games. Please consider what white can do?

All you need to know about Carpenter's Square - 17


Diagram 17.1: White to play

Black corner is under more pressure. How can white make good use of *ws*?

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Diagram 16.1: White to play

Black is blocked from the bottom side instead. This shape is commonly seen in real games. What can white do?

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Diagram 15.1: White to play

All you need to know about Carpenter's Square - 14


Diagram 14.1: White to play

We now move on to shapes with the 4-4 points occupied by white. These are much weakened shapes.

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Diagram 13.1: White to play

Does the hane at first line help black?

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Diagram 12.1: White to play

As will be shown, the missing stone at the hoshi point is a major defect for black.

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Diagram 11.1: White to play

How does the extra bend at Black square affect the outcome?

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