Yamashita just one win away from defending Kisei Title

Yamashita Keigo leads Cho Chikun 3-1 in the Kisei Title match. Yamashita won game 4 in which Cho seemed to have had a comfortable position for the first 160 moves or so. White’s slack play a little bit earlier allowed Black to play a beautiful double purpose move with 165 (the circle marked Black stone in the lower right) which threatens White’s positions on both lower and right sides. In the game Cho defended his right hand side group and Yamashita laid wasted on White’s lower side territory. The diagram shows what happens if White defends the lower side instead: his right side group dies.

kisei 2008 game 4 - black's winning move

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