Amateur Fuseki 1
- : Klaus: locally, playing at a is a good move, which white must probably answer arround b
- : Klaus: I was trying to attack the incomplete shape here, in order to prevent black from easily developing his high stone at .
Bill: Attacking on a large scale is not a bad idea. However, if Black secures his position, you may look silly. Here is a better idea, I think.
Dieter: If that is true, then suppose Black "punishes" White and plays in the open corner, we have these five moves. Now look at them as if is at and at , in other words, opens in the corner at the 5-4 point. Is this bad for White ? Then opening at 5-4 is a bad idea in many cases.
Bottom line, I don't think you can convincingly state that a kakari is premature when an open corner is available. I remember quite a few games from the Edo period where this is done, a.o. by Gennan Inseki.
Bill: There is a slight problem with .
In reply to , Black can play and White cannot afford the hane (). White's ladder does not work, because breaks it.