4-4 point low approach one-space low pincer, high double approach

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High double kakari  

The high double kakari of W1 is played less often than the low one of White a. It also has fewer variations; rarely is anything played except the sequence to W5.

The quiet exchange of B6 for W7 is again joseki (see below for Black resists). Compared to the position with W1 at a, the left side is more important. Black has interesting follow-up moves at b and c, places he would not dream of playing if White had the solid position with W1 at a.

After black tenuki, the exchange of white d for black e is large, especially if the ladder at f favors white.

Black follow up - Left side important  
Black follow up - Center strength important  

No resistance  

The great advantage for White of the high double kakari, is that Black can't now try to resist by playing B1 here. White can march right through Black's position with W2 to W8, and after W10, Black's position crumbles.

AndreEngels, Tapir

4-4 point low approach one-space low pincer, high double approach last edited by on April 14, 2014 - 02:21
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