Approach from which side

  Difficulty: Advanced   Keywords: Opening

This dilemma is mainly about the 4-4 and 3-3 points (which are symmetric in the corner). There are examples for the 4-4 point at joseki repertoire for mid-kyu players

The 'usual' approach moves to the 3-4, 3-5 and 4-5 points are on a given side. One exception from recent times has been in the Chinese fuseki.

Normal side  

The normal approaches to 3-4 are at the points a, b, c and d. A play such as White e can be answered by enclosing the corner at a or b, which puts Black ahead on territory locally.

A modern pattern  

In the particular case of the Chinese formation adopted by Black, W1 here has become accepted. If now Black a, White b gives a playable overall position. Therefore B2 at b has become a pro variation.

See 3-4 point approach from the wrong direction for more on this.

Charles Matthews

Go Seigen's suggestion  

Bill: Go Seigen has suggested W1, after which B2 - W3 is a normal continuation.

Approach from which side last edited by nando on September 7, 2006 - 09:36
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