3-5 point high approach tobi

  Difficulty: Intermediate   Keywords: Joseki
[Diagram]
Tobi  

B1 has a submissive feel, which is understood if we think of B1 as the starting move in the corner, white+circle being a doubtful approach, upon which Black would be happy to play a. Still, there is a decent amount of pro games with this corner pattern.

[Diagram]
Continuations  

This is the widest path after which Black either cuts at a or yields at b.

[Diagram]
Continuations  

Given Black's submissive B1 and B3, White will often contend with W4, especially if the cut is unfavourable. Next Black will tenuki or play a to invite a pushing battle.

[Diagram]
Continuations  

If B3, White will continue at W4 and the pushing battle starts, or White will tenuki.



There are many other variations, but the numbers to support them as a standard pattern do not suffice.


3-5 point high approach tobi last edited by Dieter on January 13, 2012 - 17:56
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