4-4 point distant high approach

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Distant high approach  

The distant high approach to the 4-4 point at W1 is a light move rarely seen in even games. W1 is often used in handicap games.

Black continues with a or b.

xela: It seems to me that this move is rare enough, and has enough different followups, that we can't really call any of this "joseki". At the very least, if a and b deserve to be discussed then moves c--j are equally deserving: all of them occur in pro games (although a is certainly the most common).


B4 at either a or b. Black at a is a clear division of territory while black at b offers white options.

See 4-4 point distant high approach one space high extension

Black inside hane  

This is one continuation after B4. Both sides settle their groups and W has sente while B has the monkey jump at c for later.


The continuations after W5 are the same as the joseki without W5 and B4.

See 4-4 point distant high approach two space low pincer

4-4 point distant high approach last edited by xela on February 18, 2008 - 06:02
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