3-4 point approach from the wrong direction

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Chinese: -
Japanese: 裏ガカリ (ura gakari)
Korean: -

3-4 point low approach from the wrong direction 3-4 point distant high approach from the wrong direction 3-4 point very distant high approach from the wrong direction
[Diagram]
the wrong direction  

To make a kakari against the 3-4 point, W1 here is considered to be the wrong direction, because it does not hinder black in making a corner enclosure. The normal move is at any of the circled points.

However, when black+circle is already on the board (a common situation, which occurs in the Chinese fuseki and the small Chinese fuseki), things are different: A kakari 'from the right direction' is now pincered automatically, giving black an advantage in this corner. Because of this, a kakari like W1 now becomes an alternative. Black making a corner enclosure may now be overconcentrated.



See:

[Diagram]
5-4 point  

A 'kakari from the wrong direction' against a stone on the 5-3 point is rare; against a stone on the 5-4 point it sometimes does happen, and W1 in this diagram is most common. The reason for this difference is that W1 here does look into the corner, while if the black stone were at a, it would be completely closed away from it.


3-4 point approach from the wrong direction last edited by hnishy on July 2, 2018 - 10:18
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