I reached this position in a correspondence game:
Now, as a student of the Clossius approach, my analysis went like so:
Am I in trouble?
No. Nothing of mine is being threatened for its life.
Is the opponent in trouble?
Sort of. The White group ‘A’ has an open skirt and after playing ’22, I could monkey jump in and take some eye space.
If neither question 1 or 2 is true, then play a big move:
- well Black’s upper right could use some enclosure. But what is the best enclosure move? 3?4?5?6?
- But playing at ‘1’ looks good because it is big but also somewhat threatening.
- I could look at reducing White’s moyo on the lower right.
- I didnt notice this final observation until I started making this diagram: the stones marked “A”, “B”, “C” and “D” are starting to make a box in the center. Therefore instead of the open skirt attack at ‘1’, I might look at the fourth line move so I can eat away at the central moyo?
at this point in this game, I feel nervous. I feel like I need to play 1 stone and bag up the victory.
I think the Foreigner song was invented for me and my thinking while playing Go: