4-4 point low approach large high extension

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This choice of B1 in answer to the approach white+circle to the 4-4 point isn't an established play. The obvious reason to give is that it is too relaxed about the corner territory. Also, the two space extension on the fourth line always leaves some weaknesses.

White's answers  

There are too few examples (mostly from the 1930s and the past decade) to look for set lines of play. Expect White to play at any of a to d.

The slide is no good  

In this case, as with the large low extension, the slide W1 probably just helps Black in the direction of efficiency.

Charles Matthews

4-4 point low approach large high extension last edited by Phenomene on June 2, 2003 - 20:32
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