Bill: This looks good for White. Playing more strongly as Black, for instance, at a, seems problematic because of the weakness around .
Another odd response to the 3-3 invasion.
This happened in a blind go game with a much weaker opponent. For some reason, the 2-2 ended up living. I'm sure this is not joseki, or even reasonable. I've played through a few results, but I'd like some advice from some stronger players. what result should either side expect?
Charles White can get a good result without trying hard to capture .
For example, if here then the exchange / is very bad for Black (see small gap). Even if Black lives will be useless.
So it should be , here, I guess. Now Black chooses a side to block, but has some difficulty making convincing shape. Maybe now Black a, White b.
On the other hand, perhaps White should treat as an out-and-out mistake.