White: Jun Fan (Canada) 7d
Black: Tsung-Han Wu (C. Taipei) 7d
Commentary by Yamashiro Hiroshi 9p, transcribed by Richard Dolen.
CANADA – C. TAIPEI: What to do with those stones in the center?
A standard joseki leaves Canada’s J. Fan with some thickness. But are the white stones strong enough to attack nearby black stones, or do they need further reinforcement? The comments of Yamashiro 9 dan illustrate how difficult it is even for strong players to judge correctly. Here, white helps black repair his weak side, then attacks the strong one. Both sides make major errors in direction and timing before this battle is over.
The commented game in sgf format is available here (right click and save).