3-4 point high approach, three-space high pincer

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Three-high pincer  

When B1 is the chosen pincer here, White (in pro games) as often as not ignores it (see 3-4 point high approach three-space high pincer, tenuki). When White does reply here, White at a is most commonly played; after that, White at b.

Outside contact  

This normal variation of a 5-4 point joseki, played in the presence of black+circle, was adopted by some top players having White in this position. After W9 Black has sente and black+circle is at a safe distance from White's strength. It is known for Black to play B4 at W5 to avoid this result.

Charles Matthews

3-4 point high approach, three-space high pincer last edited by emeraldemon on December 14, 2007 - 05:44
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