Answer the capping play with a knight's move/Exception

An exception to the proverb "Answer The Capping Play with a Knights Move" can be found in the Chinese Fuseki, where ...

Low Chinese Fuseki  
Low Chinese Fuseki  

tderz: B3 enlarges the potential moyo and W4 defends the corner,
while keeping cutting aji around b and invasion aji in the c-area.
Here it can be noted, that the common proverb "Answer the capping play with a keima" (which would be the play a) is not followed.
The reasons are that

... to protect this cutting point, Black often plays the following sequence:

Low Chinese Fuseki  

tderz: an invasion at c can now not directly link up with d.

Bill: I do not think that this is a case intended by the proverb, because B3 is itself a keima with B1, which takes away one of the possible keimas for White in response to B3. I think that keima is the preferred term for B3, as it captures more of the quality of B3 than capping play.

Answer the capping play with a knight's move/Exception last edited by on September 22, 2011 - 08:36
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