3-3 point low approach

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3-3 point distant high approach
Low approach  

To play W1 here is actually a little heavy in feeling, compared with the approach at a.

Therefore one should presume W1 is played for a reason relating to the joseki context: some strength for White in the direction of one set at least of the marked points.

Perhaps White can make a short extension  

Supposing B1 in answer, White wouldn't be so happy simply playing back to a: Black might be able to attack these stones later. White's idea may be that W2 is possible as shown, if backed up by a thick position in the upper right. Later, Black may make an extension at b.

Perhaps Black will play low  

Black is reluctant to play B1. But if White is strong on the left side, it may be a good idea. Just looking at this corner Black has more territory, and sente.

It is commented at 3-5 point distant low approach that this result isn't quite satisfactory for Black. So White can be reasonably pleased at this outcome.

Charles Matthews

gauss: My impression from looking at that page was that this wasn't quite satisfactory for White (i.e. was a special strategy). Which is it?

Timm: Maybe the result is satisfactory for White if Black plays the one space jump rather than the keima.

3-3 point low approach last edited by Timm on June 19, 2014 - 19:36
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