Quote reference, please help me

Sometimes ago I read an advice on Go strategy that goes like this:

  • If you have a weak group: defend
  • If opponent has a weak group: attack
  • If you can claim a large territory: do it
  • I opponent can claim a large territory: deny it
    (in order of importance)

I’d like to know who’s the author of this list and the exact content of the list itself.
Can anyone help me?

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Common sense heuristics?

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Heres this on Senseis Library, but it does not list the source.


Probably I read it there but wasn’t able to find it again.
The source is there:

The idea for this 4 questions comes from Gerald Westhoff, 6 dan (EUR).

Thank you very much! :slight_smile:


Reminded me of four principles of internet go:

  • At the beginning of the game throw stones without thinking.
  • When your opponent builds something big, throw your stones inside and survive.
  • Fight in the middlegame - whoever kills opponent’s group first wins.
  • If both players live to the end of the game, the winner is determined more or less randomly.

This? <edit> oh damnit, replied immediately to OP w/o reading other replies … sry </edit>


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Quite difficult for me to listen. Sorry.