4-4 point, double low approach

  Difficulty: Intermediate   Keywords: Joseki

Chinese: 双飞燕 (shuāng fēi yn)
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Double low approach (B2 elsewhere)  

When White makes an approach move to the 4-4 point with W1, it is common for Black not to answer in the corner, but play tenuki (or make a pincer on the left side). If White gets to play a second move here, the most usual choice is a second kakari from the other side with W3 (or a). Such a position is called a double approach.

The most common Black response to the double approach is to play at a. See 4-4 point, double low approach, attach.

Black b will most likely lead to a black wall. See 4-4 point, double low approach, outside diagonal.

Black c is a special-purpose move that should not be played unless Black has additional pincer stones. It aims to start a battle. See 4-4 point, double low approach, inside diagonal.

It is very uncommon for Black to tenuki, because it is considered poor to allow the shutting-in play. (After a White play at b, Black just barely lives in the corner while White gets superb influence.) See 4-4 point, double low approach, tenuki.


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4-4 point, double low approach last edited by Unkx80 on April 18, 2009 - 22:28
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