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White: Honinbo Shusaku
21st of 8th month, same year (1861-09-25), same venue, and then resumed on 25th.
1 ~ 100
White 12 would normally be better at 14. Playing as he does, however, seems probably to be an attempt to try something different.
Black 31 would be better at 40, without trying to capture yet.
Black 75, although mindful of profit and the presence of White 64, would be better at ▲.
In abandoning the ko to play elsewhere, White 98 is designed to make game close while waiting for a chink in the enemy's armour.
101 ~ 217
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