3-4 point low approach three-space low pincer tenuki
Bob McGuigan: Here's the normal Black response when White tenukis:
Jared: What do you think about ? Seems like white a or b. Thanks.
Bill: Joseki? What joseki?
Bill: - is a natural development. However, . . .
Bill: This ladder works. That being the case, I do not like Black's original play (). (Although I expect that there are situations where it is fine.)
Jared: The ladder works, but after white responds to atari (probably by capturing at ) then black will have a good move at a or b. White feels cramped by a and is shut in well by b.
ferdi: Instead of Black b, Black c is better (and should be played right now, it's more important than a).
One thing to keep in mind is that Black has a 1-2 stone advantage. Unless Black makes a bad mistake he will come out ahead locally.
If white , then has aji.
Bill: comes to mind, but, even though look funny, leads to a difficult fight.
ferdi: Also, shouldn't White play instead of a?! At least without the marked stone this is the right move according to Ishida.
Bill: I think you're right about that.