*The Master of Haegnma*

The master of Haengma
The master of Haengma
Think like a pro: Haengma
Think like a pro: Haengma

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Recently, Oromedia of Korea has published and released good English Go book which the quality already outweight the Kiseido’s or Nihon Kiin.

One of the remarkble book to introduce is the “Think like a Pro: Haengma” and “The Master  of Haengma“.

Haengma; is a korean term broadly could mean “best move next” usually refer to the jump (knight’s move, 2 spaces and etc.)

Anyway, Xinwen highly recommend go players to get these 2 books, it shows how one should play Haengma, and The Master of Haengma is a new book just published this year, 2009! and it gives more exercise for readers.

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“Preview from the Master of Haengma”

Haengma Problem 1
Haengma Problem 1

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One of the problem in the book, page 11. It is an opening position, White should focus on the lower right corner. The next move for White is important, where should white play, considering the black’s stable influence on the lower left corner?

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*Correct Answer*

Diagonal Move
Diagonal Move

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White’s diagonal move at 1 is key point on the board. Black 2 and White 3 is common follow up. If Black plays at 3, white destroys black’s shape by playing at A.

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*Black possesses the key point”

Wrong answer
Dia 1.Wrong answer

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White’s attachment at 1 leads the following sequence up to 10, it is unfavorable for White.

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*Cover with clouds*

Dia 2. Wrong answer
Dia 2. Wrong answer

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After the approach move at 1, White loses the control of the game, because of the sequence from Black 2 to 18.