4-5 point 4-3 approach ogeima, tenuki

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Black's moves  

If White tenuki against the 4-5 point 4-3 approach ogeima, Black at a might be the normal play, while Black at b is known (White can then live quickly at c), so that would be a matter of direction of play, if Black favours the upper side.

Black's contact play


If B1, W2 is a copybook example of making miai, here of a and b.


This is from Takemiya Masaki-Yuki Satoshi (B) 1995-10-26, colours reversed: Black 11 at a, White 12 at b. White has no trouble making life, but concedes a big wall.


If W2 hane, White will live small, which is acceptable given the tenuki.

Black's diagonal

Trick options  

If B1, White has a few options at a, b or c to live in the corner or sacrifice. Black must make sure that the sacrifice is not too easy for White.

Extra tenuki  

In this game, we see Takao Shinji play tenuki not only against white+circle (the two white moves were played in reverse order in this game), but also against W2. After W10, white (Morita Michihiro) is very thick in this corner, but has spent three moves to do so.

4-5 point 4-3 approach ogeima, tenuki last edited by Dieter on August 8, 2014 - 12:30
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