3-4 point high approach two-space high pincer, ogeima, tenuki

  Difficulty: Expert   Keywords: Joseki
Black's tenuki  

It isn't an obvious idea for Black to ignore white+circle here, perhaps. But it is something that was tried by Go Seigen in the early days of this variation, and quite often recently by Yu Ch'ang-hyeok.

White's plays  

It is expected that White would play next in the corner area at a or b. The two marked areas are approximate miai in Black's thinking. White could be happy here with playing both a and b.

Black can live  

Black can live here with B2 after W1; though at an obvious cost in terms of weakening black+square. Yu has also played B2 at B4, White at W2, Black at c to minimise the corner.

Black sets up miai  

When W1 here is played, B2 is a typical move aiming at both d for life and e for escape. Black can also play directly at d aiming just for a small immediate life.

Charles Matthews After W1

3-4 point high approach two-space high pincer, ogeima, tenuki last edited by CharlesMatthews on June 4, 2003 - 10:42
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