Many Go players I know are not confident in their ability to deal with openings using the 5-4 point. On the other hand, some players understand the 5-4 point well and use it as a weapon in their games. In this article we’ll cover some effective ways of dealing with your opponent’s 5-4 play and also show you some tricks that you or your opponent might try.
Imagine your opponent has just played a move that took you completely by surprise, how should you react? Here you will learn five principles that will help you find the right move in any situation. The article demonstrates these principles in real play, by applying them to a position from an actual game. This is advice that all Go players can benefit from.