4-4 point low approach low extension, slide, 3-3, tenuki

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White's mistake  

In this position, it is considered to be a mistake for White to play out the exchange of white+circle for black+circle and then play tenuki: the attack with B1 is severe. It is better in principle for White to leave out the white+circle/black+circle exchange, which is typically a thank you move clearing up the question in Black's mind whether White can later invade at black+circle.

4-4 point low approach low extension, slide, pincer, tenuki deals with the resulting position (by transposition).

What is said here is another example of the 'misplaced slide' as discussed on the go bloopers page.

Charles Matthews

Hyperpapeterie: In a recent Shygost lecture, he said that pro opinion is changing here, thanks to Korean innovations. According to him, a has good prospects for settling the group, and therefore white may play away in order to take a big point. Of course, this is just one (non-professional) source, so if someone wants to confirm/deny/replace this thought, that would be welcome.

4-4 point low approach low extension, slide, 3-3, tenuki last edited by hyperpapeterie on October 26, 2008 - 07:02
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