Large avalanche

PageType: Path   Difficulty: Expert   Keywords: Joseki, Go term

Chinese: 大雪崩 (da4 xue3 beng1)
Japanese: 大ナダレ (oonadare)
Korean: -

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Large avalanche  

W4 and W6 is the avalanche joseki. If Black plays B7 and B9 here, then we get the large avalanche.

If either player wants to avoid these complications, White can play at a or play tenuki (move elsewhere) with W8, or Black can play at a or b with B9. These are described in large avalanche simple variations.

Large avalanche - jump in Large avalanche - turn inward Large avalanche - turn outward Large avalanche - cut
[Diagram]
Large avalanche  

In the large avalanche, W1, B2, and W3 are all forced. Next, Black can choose amongst a, b and c. Here a is the oldest variation, b is newer and c is most modern, having been introduced by Go Seigen in a game against Takagawa Kaku in 1957. Nowadays, the turn inward at c is the most popular variation, while the turn outward at b is also still played often. The cut at d is a recent development.

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Large avalanche last edited by 130.18.104.135 on November 17, 2015 - 21:33
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