4-4 point low approach attach
In this position, 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.
- a hane: black can block (see variation), extend (see variation) or cut (see variation)
- b, the wedge (see variation) requires a favourable ladder.
- c invade (see variation)
- e the stretch &peep has previously been criticised, but is nowadays preferred by AI in some contexts. See Noseki - 4-4, low approach, attach on top, peep.
- 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.
- Main Page: 4-4 point low approach, attach
Attach and block
Attach and extend
- Overview: 4-4 point low approach, tsukenobi
- This variation ( here): 4-4 point low approach, tsukenobi, push into corner
- White pushing through at a after playing further away: 4-4 point low approach tsukenobi, degiri
- at 6: 4-4 point low approach, tsukenobi, jump attachment
- at b: 4-4 point low approach tsukenobi, invasion
Attach and cut
- Main page: 4-4 point low approach, attachment, wedge
- at 7: Non-Joseki Exercise 4
- at a: BQM 78