3-5 point very high approach

  Difficulty: Expert   Keywords: Joseki
Very high approach  

This is a very uncommon play: though used by Go Seigen, and played by Kataoka Satoshi against Yamashita Keigo in 2000.

In the few examples, Black plays at a, or tsukehiki at b, in either case taking a large profit.

Another response for Black  

Suppose B1 is played: then W2 is expected. This position would occur if Black had a small low enclosure and White capped it with white+circle; and then Black played tenuki. That would be an odd tenuki to make, locally speaking.

After B1 annd W2 we return to a known position for the 3-5 point high approach. White has avoided the variations at a or b (i.e. White initially approaches Black's 3-5 point at W2 and Black plays a or b in answer).

Charles Matthews

3-5 point very high approach last edited by Unkx80 on June 7, 2003 - 17:32
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