3-4 point low approach, two-space high pincer

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A pincer to the 3-4 point low approach

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Two-space high pincer  

This pincer (B3) was the dominant one in pro play during the middle years of the twentieth century. Naturally plenty of research has been carried out on it.

3-4 point low approach two-space high pincer kosumi 3-4 point low approach two-space high pincer two space jump
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White's common replies  

White a and b are much more common than the many other replies. They have distinct strategic meanings: White a (3-4 point low approach two-space high pincer two space jump) is a light play which can lead into a counter-pincer plan, while White b (3-4 point low approach two-space high pincer kosumi) is for immediate life.


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White's other replies  

The most important of White's other replies (decreasing order of popularity)

There are a few more variations (if ten isn't sufficient), some of which are in joseki books but not really current in pro play.

tderz: Interesting that tenuki scores so high on the list.
Is it linked to a white play on lines below d (thus not completely tenuki, rather a kind of counter-pincer)?


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3-4 point low approach, two-space high pincer last edited by Dieter on August 22, 2011 - 18:41
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