3555 enclosure

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3555 enclosure  

Played to develop a 3-5 point on the left side, or to begin enclosing from the 5-5 point. Normally Black a comes next, for a pillbox. The play at b to make a 355563 enclosure is also a pro move: see pillbox history for more.


The position allows white several approach moves. The most usual one is W1 here, allowing white to establish a small group on the upper side.


White can also invade at W1. After B2, white switches elsewhere again, leaving the posibility of W3 for later. After this, white will probably live in the corner, although it might still require creativity and/or Go skills to do so. A third possibility would be white a.

Not common: played in a 1946 Oteai game by Kajiwara Takeo against Fujisawa Kuranosuke. In that game White allowed Black a for a ryojimari game.

3555 enclosure last edited by AndreEngels on August 8, 2005 - 11:42
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