3-4 point distant high approach, one-space low pincer

    Keywords: Joseki
One-space low pincer  

This pincer has been around for a long time, but there are a number of recent innovations being played.

White's common answer  

White most often plays contact with W1 here to make shape, Ishida gives a joseki from Black a; but this hasn't been played by pros for a long time. Now Black answers at B2, and White plays at a.

Variation 1  

This is one joseki result from current practice. White wants to leave the aji of the peep at a for later.

Variation 2  

This is another contemporary variation, with White taking the key bulge point at W5. Play will continue with Black at a or b, depending on the overall position.

White's other replies  

White's other plays here that are frequently seen are a, b, the tenuki variation and c.

Charles Matthews

3-4 point distant high approach, one-space low pincer last edited by CharlesMatthews on May 24, 2004 - 16:54
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