4-4 point low approach one-space high pincer
There are some interesting variations when Black tries to steal White's base.
This pincer aims at playing next at a.
Therefore is played in an attempt to force White. If White simply answers at a, Black can go back happily to b.
White more often plays the atekomi at here to gain some shape. Black simply connects at , and White takes the corner with . Black's payoff comes with , when White can answer at a as well as the safe b.
Black can cut with but has to return to in gote; so lives in the corner, and a fight has broken out in the centre. Black usually plays . White has some bad shape but also has chance to capture , since Black's forcing moves at a and b to connect it cause shortage of liberties.
This seems too good for black, so maybe White doesn't try to connect immediately? Jared
White won't actually play where you suggested but there, thus cutting black. Continuation at a for black. Leviathan
A move at would seem pretty interesting, too. -- anonymous
Charles But White gets bad shape: