4-4 point low approach

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corner  

This gives an overview of 4-4 point low approach josekis that have a page (or several pages) on Sensei's Library. Note that some of the linked plays are not joseki.

For each continuation, a standard sequence is given (this is one of the more common ones, but need not be the absolutely most common one), and an overview of pages dealing with that joseki and its variations.


See also:


Low extension

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Low extension  

The low extension is the most common response since the 1990s.


Slide, 3-3

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Slide, 3-3  


Slide, pincer

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Slide, pincer  



High extension

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High extension  

The high extension was the most common response until early 1990's.



See Also:



Large low extension

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Large low extension  

The large low extension is considered classical play but is still used in the right context.



Attach

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Attach  


Attach and block

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Tsuke-osae (attach-and-block)  


Attach and extend

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Tsuke-nobi (attach-and-extend)  


Attach and cut

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Attach and cut  


Wedge

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Wedge  


3-3 invasion

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Attach-invade  



One-space low pincer

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One-space low pincer  


3-3 invasion

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3-3 point invasion  


One-point jump

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One-point jump  


Upper contact

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Upper contact  



One-space high pincer

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One-space high pincer  



Two-space low pincer

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Two-space low pincer  



Two-space high pincer

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Two-space high pincer  



Three-space low pincer

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Three-space low pincer  



Three-space high pincer

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Three-space high pincer  



Kosumi

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Kosumi  



Knight's move cap

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Unusual Knight's move answer  

This situational move is possible as part of a moyo-building strategy if a side stone exists near the marked spot.



Diagonal attachment

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Kosumi-tsuke (diagonal attachment)  

This move is generally played only when a pincer already exists around a. If the pincer stone doesn't exist, this move is not joseki.


See Also:



Shoulder hit

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Shoulder hit  



Two-point jump

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Two-point jump  

This move is not joseki.



Low knight's move block

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Low knight's move block  

This is generally considered a special-purpose move.



Four space low pseudo-pincer

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Pseudo-pincer  



43 block

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tapir: This is extremely rare without supporting stones along the left side. For comparison look at the 3-4 point joseki below. It is somewhat similar, but unlike the 4-4 stone the 3-4 stone already closes the door to the corner. B2 is the most common answer to W1 approach to black+circle.

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This is a joseki  
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Common answers for W3 by popularity  



Tenuki

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B2 elsewhere  

4-4 point low approach last edited by OscarBear on December 22, 2015 - 13:20
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