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Introduction

Usually the stones of professionals don't die without having served some purpose. Exquisite examples can be seen in the furikawari and sacrifice categories. But also professionals are only human and sometimes stones die without a purpose. This category shows some extreme examples featuring maybe the most successful attacking to kill player of the past century Kato Masao.

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The Games
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Korean Team Championship
Yun SeungHyeon
Hong SungJi
2007-07-06
whiteR 210
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Want to see some more big kills? In this game, played in the famous Korean league white goes after a large centre group. Will he succeed?

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NHK Cup
Yoda Norimoto
Cho Chikun
2007-02-12
whiteR 226
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The NHK Cup (lightning Go) always features noteworthy games. See for example the Ko section in this series.

(Juan Carlos Carvajal B.)

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Oza tournament
O Meien
Cho U
2003-10-30
blackR 167
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This is an example of one player (Cho U) getting himself into a tight spot and the other (O Meien) blocking him doggedly at every step to result in a very large kill.

(Nathan Austin)

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Honinbo tournament
Fujisawa Hosai
Kato Masao
1968-11-13,14
whiteR 174
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Kato killing a group of some 25 stones and picking up another 20 stone group in ko.

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Honinbo tournament
Kato Masao
Takemiya Masaki
1977-05-09,10
blackR 165
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In this game Kato sets a new record by killing a group of over 40 stones.

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Oza tournament
Kato Masao
Rin Kaiho
1986-10-16
blackR 209
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Kato Masao decides the game by a delicate move which picks up a group of stones of the opponent.

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Women's Meijin
Koyama Terumi
Kobayashi Izumi
2005-02-24
whiteR 226
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In a game not completely going her way out of the blue Kobayashi Izumi manages to kill a huge group of her opponent Koyama Terumi. In the end it didn't help her to defend the title which she lost by 2-1.

(David)

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