3564 enclosure

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3564 enclosure  
Taisha tenuki variation  

White can invade this way and live - as shown, it is the standard tenuki line of the taisha: see taisha tenuki variations. Black, however, will develop much influence.

Hem play  

Another 'common' way to play against this rare formation: W1 on the second line makes B2 defend the corner space: W3 and a are effectively miai.

This has occurred in a few pro games, being played by O Meien in 2001. In that game White (Hikosaka Naoto) played a wedge at a.

3564 enclosure opening (2)  

In an earlier game Rin Kaiho-Yoda Norimoto (B) 1998-08-06 White played the distant low approach and B2 was a pincer (unusual: see enclosure opening distant low approach, pincer). O Meien also played this enclosure-pincer combination against Lee Sedol in the 3rd CSK Asian cup in 2004.

3564 enclosure last edited by Calvin on March 24, 2004 - 00:06
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