The fish cannot live without water.
Takemiya-sensei cannot live without territory in the center.
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One story first…
A few weeks ago Takemiya-sensei decided to change his style and take territory instead of influence. He had 30+ points lead in fuseki, but his opponent was really thick. Do you know what happened later?
Takemiya decided to … sacrifice his territories and … kill White’s central wall!
“Why do I always take the empty center,” he thought? It’s even more attractive to have the center, full of dead groups. 🙂
You can see the result here: White saved his groups and won the game. Next time Takemiya will play for moyo again. You cannot trick him by presenting big corners in fuseki! The answer is: “No, Thank you!”
Enjoy playing Go, friends! And don’t forget to follow your own way!
Own fuseki, own joseki. Why is it necessary to copy someone else?