Aji in Joseki 1
Started by HolIgor
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.
Even such a distant approach as is a threat to revive the white stone in the corner.
B2 is honte here.
If Black does not reply to , 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 is at all important to the sequence here... ?
HolIgor: With , Black has to protect at . Without this stone Black can accept the challenge to start a big 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.