6-4 point

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Chinese: 超高目 (chāogāomů or chao1 gao1 mu4)
Japanese: 大高目 (ō-takamoku)
Korean:

Unconventional corner opening play first developed as part of the shin fuseki experiments played by Sekiyama Riichi, Kitani Minoru, Hashimoto Utaro among others. Recently it has been used by Chen Linxin, Yamashita Keigo, Yoda Norimoto and Yuki Satoshi (in Gosei title match). It remains very uncommon. Currently Gan Siyang 4P plays 6-4 openings almost exclusively.

[Diagram]
6-4 point  

Commonly White then approaches at a, or Black makes a shimari at b, c, or d.



There are some recognisable 6-4 point josekis. They usually occur in practice as tenuki joseki.

W1 is possible too, but invites the severe play B2: this position has the reputation of being the toughest of the double kakari family. (See 4-4 point, double high approach.)



Calvin: A double 6-4 opening is sometimes used by Shirae Haruhiko. Recently, Yoda Norimoto used two 6-4s as white in a game against Cho Riyu. The fuseki starts like this:

[Diagram]
Yoda Norimoto, 9-dan (W) vs. Cho Riyu 6-dan 52nd NHK Cup. [ext] http://gokifu.com/de/share/83l  

6-4 point last edited by emeraldemon on July 23, 2014 - 16:28
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