4-4 Point 3-3 Invasion, 3-Stone Hane, Hane, Cut

   

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The 4-4 Point 3-3 Invasion, Three-Stone Hane, Hane, Cut is the most common continuation is the three-stone hane shape.

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Moves are listed by frequency in professional games[1], which is sensitive to whole-board position. Bolded moves are commonly considered joseki.

4-4 Point 3-3 Invasion, 3-Stone Hane, Hane, Cut, Switch Sides
[Diagram]
Hane  
  • a, 4-4 Point 3-3 Invasion, 3-Stone Hane, Hane, Cut, Switch Sides - (common) (intermediate) (AI favorite)
  • b, 4-4 Point 3-3 Invasion, 3-Stone Hane, Hane, Cut, Simple Capture? - (common) (beginner) (AI favorite)
  • c, 4-4 Point 3-3 Invasion, 3-Stone Hane, Hane, Cut, Fighting Cut - (common) (intermediate) (situational)


Overview

Switch Sides

The side switch is played ~48% of the time in professional games[1].

Territorial/Sente Aim

The simple capture is played ~43% of the time in professional games[1].

Fighting

The fighting cut is played ~8% of the time in professional games[1].

Discusion

[Diagram]
Inside hane  

With the inside hanes at B1 and B3, Black forces White into the corner, but loses sente. (B7 can also strongly connect at a). White can play elsewhere

[Diagram]
resisting W5 @ black+circle  

White can resist like this. She gets out in sente with W9, but Black makes a lot of profit and gets central influence.


References

  • [1] ~30,000 professional games downloaded from KifuDepot? from 2018-2022 were used to compute the frequency of moves using the q5go pattern search engine.
  • [2] (Youtube) BadukDoctor?: [ext] Everthing of 3.3Joseki (2020)

4-4 Point 3-3 Invasion, 3-Stone Hane, Hane, Cut last edited by yuzukitea on September 12, 2022 - 03:39
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