# 3-5 Point, 4-3 Approach, One Space incer, Attach To Pincer

Difficulty: Expert   Keywords: Joseki
attachment

leans against the pincer , and as is usually when leaning against a position, black is strengthened at the top, giving white the possibility to put pressure on the left side stone. White will often play tenuki though. If white does play next, either immediately or later, any of the moves marked x is possible.

solid connection

The solid connection at is similar to a, also in its continuations.

solid connection

creates a wall toward the top. The wall is not very strong, though. The choice depends on black's position in the top right. White settles herself by capturing the original pincer. Black can continue at a, but tenuki is more common.

pushing up

is another possibility. The solid connection of is one possibility. White needs to play , because a black move here will completely destroy white's shape. Likewise, and are forced. If black plays at a instead, which looks natural, he cannot get a good result after at .

taking the corner

Black can also take the corner with . White can push black down with or pincer the black group with a move around a, depending on the upper right.

double attachment

The double attachment at may look strange, but is a viable way of playing, although it is hardly played recently. Black a-white b and black b-white c are both bad for black, so black only has only d and e to choose from.

standard sequence

and both take a vital point, and the sequence to is an established joseki. After black extends to a or b. Black has played at both sides, but his group at the top is not very solid, and white has been able to play in sente.

another standard sequence

After , white again takes . White can convert to the previous variation by playing at , but if she connects at , the sequence to is to be expected.

hiki

Drawing back with intends not to give white any possibilities, but black himself does not have much either. After , black defends one side and white attacks on the other, but a specific joseki cannot be given.

double attachment

Like before, white can play the double attachment at . Again no specific joseki can be given after .

taking the corner

A third rare option is for black to take the corner with . It does however feel contradictory to , which was aggressive and directed to the top.

3-5 Point, 4-3 Approach, One Space incer, Attach To Pincer last edited by AndreEngels on February 28, 2016 - 13:56