Wang Xi's novel strategies to handle orphan groups


WHITE has just played at the triangled point in answer to Black's marked stone. Black now has to decide how to handle his stone, which constitutes a special kind of weak group, which the Chinese call an orphan group. You may care to consider how you would play (and maybe how you would categorise your strategy). Wang Xi contends that if you play the Japanese way, you will play very differently from what a Korean would do.

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