I am bloody newbee and this is my first post in this forum. I turn to you for a comment of move 35 of my opponent in the following game:
Playing white this is not my best game so far and there are a lot errors that I can see clearly, also I did not respond good to move 35. But from my own review it seems that I can rescue (parts of) my group and also the invading stones. So the move 35 seems like a mistake to me or is there a variation that I have not spotted?
Yes move 35 does not work for black but it does not cost him anything since you have to play in your territory to defend, so I would not call it a mistake. The correct response was E2.
Very interesting actually! The move 35 is NOT a mistake (In some situations a similar move would actually be a great tesuji for increasing liberties in a capturing race found in many tsumegos, maybe black was afraid about something similar).
AFAI can see @Anticycle is completely right in saying that the move brings black nothing (apart from increasing chance of white mistake), but costs him nothing (white gains a point for prisoner, but loses a point for territory). I created a review to try to better illustrate, and also show the possible perks of such a weird move
Hope it makes things a little clearer, ask if it doesn’t
Thank you so much, this is so interesting! While I have seen the capturing race, wouldn’t have seen all these variations by myself.