Aji in Joseki 1

    Keywords: Joseki
Started by HolIgor
Shimari with aji  

This position is something recognizable. It happens when White chooses not to answer Black's press and Black takes the corner.

But the taste of that corner is a little bit bitter.

Black 2 is honte  

Even such a distant approach as W1 is a threat to revive the white stone in the corner.

B2 is honte here.

White has a chance  

If Black does not reply to white+circle, White can use this chance to break through or live in the corner.

KarlKnechtel: Maybe it is because I am only in the mid-kyus, but it is not at all clear to me that white+circle is at all important to the sequence here... ?

HolIgor: With white+circle, Black has to protect at B6. Without this stone Black can accept the challenge to start a big fight.

Starting a fight  

The fight is difficult for both as it is.

So White will start it only in the case when some helping stones appear nearby.

A clamp is another option  

But this fight is difficult for White too.

Aji in Joseki 1 last edited by tapir on August 24, 2014 - 23:38
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