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You can win a Go game by making more territory than you opponent. You can also prevent him to make any territory at all. These games show examples of this technique.


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Ei-Kyu Cup
Yokota Shigeaki
Ota Seido
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It almost appears as if this game was played to illustrate the concept of "amashi". While black desperately tries to build territory white keeps on erasing it, thus trying to win the game with the initial advantage of the komi.

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Judan title
Cho Chikun
O Rissei
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With his 21st move, Cho shows his unwillingness to let his opponent make any territory, and finally manages to win the game with a total territory (black plus white) of less than 40 points, despite white having 6.5 points komi.

(Klaus Petri)


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