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Game 2, move 8: steifnu 4-4

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Offline diane

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Game 2, move 8: steifnu 4-4
« on: April 20, 2012, 11:07:04 AM »
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Game 2, move 8: steifnu 4-4
« on: April 20, 2012, 11:07:04 AM »

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Re: Game 2, move 8: steifnu 4-4
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 12:01:14 PM »
Making my GP seems the blindingly obvious move.  13-9(2), 9-5(2).

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Re: Game 2, move 8: steifnu 4-4
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 12:01:14 PM »

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Re: Game 2, move 8: steifnu 4-4
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 01:28:57 PM »
As I was saying, the midpoint isn't doing much for us.  OTOH, we still have three builders aimed at the four point, so our last move let us in fine shape.

As for steifnu's move, I'm not sure it's blindingly obvious.  Clearing the 10 point instead of making the 5 deserves some serious consideration.  I don't think it's clearly better, and the rule of thumb is "when in doubt, make the 5 point" so I'd make the same play.  I'm just not sure it's obvious.

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