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 Post subject: New YouTube Videos by Ben Mantle as of November, 2020!
Post #1 Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:49 am 
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Hello everyone,

I'm excited to inform you that I've started posting weekly Go videos to https://youtube.com/benkyotutoring and the second one will be uploaded this Saturday! The current series is called 'Joseki Concepts' and I have tons of other plans in store, including commented live-play. I'm also accepting video/series requests (broad or specific) - posting those as comments on a video would help the channel and ensure they're seen.

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 Post subject: Re: New YouTube Videos by Ben Mantle as of November, 2020!
Post #2 Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:13 am 
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Good content, well presented.

What I like in particular is that you articulate the expectation White is entitled to, to get a bigger corner due to the presence of the approach stone and Black's emphasis on the side.

You cover nearly everything, except the reason for Black to cut off the 3-3 stone from the approach stone.

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 Post subject: Re: New YouTube Videos by Ben Mantle as of November, 2020!
Post #3 Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:30 am 
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I like how you presented this topic.

But I think the part about the R2 descent from 11:10 is not entirely correct.

In response to black's R5 hane, the descent is more like a trick move (black is tricked when he blocks at Q2, as you show in your video).
But if black just connects his cutting point, the result is even (so it's not bad for black).
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[go]$$Wc Descent, even result
$$ . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ . . . . . . 2 Y . . |
$$ . . . . . . X O . . |
$$ . . X . O . X O . . |
$$ . . . . . . 3 1 . . |
$$ . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ --------------------+[/go]


White can get a (slightly) better than even result with the Q2 hane.
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[go]$$Wc Hane, white is slightly better
$$ . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ . . . . . . 2 Y . . |
$$ . . . . . . X O . . |
$$ . . X . O . X O . . |
$$ . . . . . 3 1 . . . |
$$ . . . . . . . . . . |
$$ --------------------+[/go]


So the Q2 hane is the real "refutation" of black's R5 hane(also see this discussion). That being said, things can still become complicated when black defiantly blocks at P2 and then connects at P3, so white needs to be sufficiently strong at in-fighting to keep a good result. This may be asking too much from an intermediate level player.

So I can understand that descending is the easiest way for your target audience to avoid a bad result (and an opponent of the same level may well fall for the trick by blocking).
So it's good to explain and recommend the descent to kyu players, but calling it the "refutation" of black R5 is a bit too strong IMO.

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