3-5 point low approach, one space low pincer, attach on approach

  Difficulty: Advanced   Keywords: Opening, Joseki, Life & Death
[Diagram]
The low pincer  

After the pincer black+circle, white attaches with W1. Now B2 through W5 are the common way to continue. From here, black can either take the corner with a, or try to develop on both sides with a move at b.

[Diagram]
The low pincer with poke  

as an alternative, after the pincer black+circle, and white attaches with W1, then black pokes in the middle. moves to 7 appear forced, but continuation afterwards is complex. cannot find in Ishida, or other sources, ladder relationship possible. comments welcome. chad

[Diagram]
low pincer: taking the corner  

With B6, black takes the corner. White plays W7, immobilizing black+circle.

[Diagram]
Developing both sides  

With B6 and B8 black tries to develop the top. White will take the corner. After B8, white should break out. This is done with the move a or the tesuji at b, which is more risky.

For follow up, see 3-5 point low approach, pincer, attach on approach, develop on both sides.


3-5 point low approach, one space low pincer, attach on approach last edited by chad on May 3, 2010 - 11:21
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