3-4, 5-3 enclosure, shoulder hit reduction

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shoulder hit reduction  

White's shoulder hit against the small low enclosure is normally responded to with the two basic responses to a shoulder hit, a or b. Since the enclosure has some strength, one also often sees a tenuki as answer.

shoulder hit reduction  

Most often, Black pushes up and White lightly jumps to W3. This completes the reduction maneuver.


This is much rarer, as Black is rather submissively flattened out. It can also be seen as a transposition of the 3-4 point distant high approach, one-space low pincer, tenuki

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3-4, 5-3 enclosure, shoulder hit reduction last edited by Dieter on December 12, 2012 - 12:53
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