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| Playing Under the Stones

What a weird concept

This is one of those special techniques that actually comes into play like once a year, at most. But man, when you get it right, you’re on the top of the world!

“Playing under the stones” actually means purposefully sacrificing a small group to get enough space to play there again. Sounds confusing? Well the whole technique is quite confusing. Hopefully you will understand it when you see it.

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These are super advanced tricks and you have to see them way in advance to set them up. I would not worry too much about this actual technique. It was just a demonstration of how deep Go is and how you should, ‘expect the unexpected’, as you discover Go… but you can’t deny the coolness factor, can you?

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