3-4 point, high approach, inside contact, pull back

    Keywords: Joseki
Pull back  

White pulls back at W3. This move either transposes into existing joseki or allows for early tenuki.

First transposition  

If B4-W5 the pattern transposes into the tsuke hiki joseki. White can already tenuki at W5.

Second transposition  

While this shows a transposition of the Large avalanche joseki which KataGo evaluates as better for Black.

Kitani's joseki  

Another transposition. Again White can tenuki early.

A soft move  

B4 is a bit soft. White can force and take sente.

So what might be the purpose?

Not what White wants  

In situations where White is not happy to let Black avoid the fight by the quiet connection at B4 ...

White OK  

White would settle for something like this. Indeed KataGo thinks that this is a more favorable outcome for White than the previous diagram or the large avalanche.


Pull back  

So, White's purpose with W3 is early tenuki or the large avalanche variation.

3-4 point, high approach, inside contact, pull back last edited by Dieter on October 5, 2021 - 18:01
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