4-4 point low approach attach

    Keywords: Joseki

In this position, B2 used to be considered joseki, and was one of the most popular joseki taught to beginners, but has been a bit less popular in recent years. The AI revolution has cast doubt on whether it is generally a good move, but it is still seen in professional games in 2019.

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[Diagram]
Low approach attach  



W3 at:

extend (see variation) or cut (see variation)

Recently reevaluated:

Not joseki:

  • d, see BQM 97.
  • a move like f does not put enough pressure on the attaching stone and allows Black to play the bulge at e.

See also

[ext] Don't hane? just extend!, YouTube lecture by Cho Yeonwoo


4-4 point low approach attach last edited by PJTraill on December 16, 2019 - 22:29
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