3-4 point distant low approach, pincer

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3-4 point distant low approach, one-space low pincer #02 #01

Although W1 is used to counter a black pincer, a pincer is still possible. The most usual pincer is played at a; see 3-4 point distant low approach, one-space low pincer. Other possible responses include the two-space high pincer (b) and the one-space high pincer (c)


Distant pincer  

After the wider pincer at B2, a sequence comparable to that after the nearer pincer follows.

Distant pincer (continuation)  

Because the pincer does not give enough support, B2 at W3 does not work well here. Instead, black plays at B2, with the followup shown here.


Near pincer (White 11 at a)  

The near high pincer at B2 is a relatively modern move; as far as I know it was not played before the 1990s. Its intention is to build a position facing the left. If White attaches at the 3-3 point, the position reverts to a position from the 4-4 point low approach one-space high pincer.

Near pincer (White 11 at a)  

However, White is more likely to attach at the 4-4 point in this case. The moves to B8 are joseki; W9 is the most common continuation.


This shows one possible continuation; W5 is (together with the cut at white+circle) a vital point of this position.

3-4 point distant low approach, pincer last edited by on May 16, 2006 - 07:25
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