3445 enclosure

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3445 enclosure  

This isn't a formation that can be understood in isolation. It is usually seen as part of a Chinese formation, in cases where a 3454 enclosure is thought insufficiently ambitious. Therefore there will typically be a black stone at a or b.

Forcing exchange  

The exchange of W1 for B2 is in effect White's prerogative here. After that White may try to make life or sabaki on the left side, taking into account the other black stones.

3445 enclosure last edited by Nico on April 28, 2003 - 14:12
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