Aji in Joseki 1

    Keywords: Joseki
 Started by HolIgor
[Diagram]
Shimari with aji  

This position is something recognizable. It happens when White chooses not to answer Black's press and Black takes the corner.



But the taste of that corner is a little bit bitter.

[Diagram]
Black 2 is honte  

Even such a distant approach as W1 is a threat to revive the white stone in the corner.



B2 is honte here.

[Diagram]
White has a chance  

If Black does not reply to white+circle, White can use this chance to break through or live in the corner.



KarlKnechtel: Maybe it is because I am only in the mid-kyus, but it is not at all clear to me that white+circle is at all important to the sequence here... ?


HolIgor: With white+circle, Black has to protect at B6. Without this stone Black can accept the challenge to start a big fight.

[Diagram]
Starting a fight  

The fight is difficult for both as it is.



So White will start it only in the case when some helping stones appear nearby.

[Diagram]
A clamp is another option  

But this fight is difficult for White too.


Aji in Joseki 1 last edited by tapir on August 24, 2014 - 23:38
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