44 Point Low Approach Attach / Discussion

gambino21: What is a good response to the pincer at 3? I think that 'a' would be a good response. What about 'b' or 'c'?

Low approach attach, pincer  

unkx80: c is too passive. As for a or b, I can't tell right now whether which is better, but a seems to be a good choice.

Bill: Don't forget d.

And I wouldn't call W3 a pincer. A double kakari, maybe. But why dignify it with a name? It is inconsistent. If White wanted to play W3, better not play W1 first.


W1 B2 are perfectly common moves. W3 is a very strange move. Perhaps this move order inversion clarifies the already apparent strangeness. In local context, B4 is the only move: the hane reduces the white stone to 2 liberties, while making a hanging connection. A wider context may justify other moves. Dieter

It seems like, as a rough guideline, white should wedge if possible, and hane otherwise. Is that reasonable? -Martin

Andy: This isn't strange at all, it is a standard double kakari transposition. see 44PointDoubleLowApproachAttach

44 Point Low Approach Attach / Discussion last edited by AndyPierce on November 12, 2009 - 21:01
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