|The opening (3)|
|*||In eThe opening (2)f, we learned about the first move in the corner.
Next, letfs have a look at how to play from the second move on.
|*||Play the opening on a large scale.|
|Please look at Dia. 1.
The moves from Black 1 to White 4 are played in the corners. After all, the corners are the most efficient places to play; moves there are biggest.
Next, Black 5 and White 6 are played on the sides. We can now see Blackfs prospective territory, marked in green, and Whitefs prospective territory, marked in red.
This is the way to play in the opening: on a large scale, making the framework of a territory.
|*||A failure in the opening|
|In Dia. 2, Black has played on large points in the corners and on the sides, but White, after playing his first move in the corner, has just made a line of stones.
Compare the difference in the prospective territories of Black (green) and White (red). Itfs clear that Black has a big advantage.
Black has played efficiently and on a large scale; in contrast, White has surrounded a much smaller territory even though he has played the same number of stones.
Remember always to play on a large scale in the opening.
|*||A professional game|
|Just for reference, wefd like to show you the opening of a professional game.|
|From Black 1 to White 4, the players play in the corners. They have taken turns to occupy the large points. Next, Black plays on the side with 5. (Blackfs formation is called ethree star points in a rowf.)
Itfs important to look at the whole board like this and play the opening on a large scale.
In eThe opening (4)f, we will look a little more at this professional game.
|In eThe opening (4)f, we will look a little more at this professional game.|