seems like the only reply to , as the whole point of was to cut, and throwing away the two Black stones go against that.
The ladder on didn't work, so continuing with a wasn't apealing.
I ended up treating lightly and hoping it would be useful later.
My opponent and I discussed this afterwards, and came to the conclusion that in the first diagram was sub-par, even though it makes a pretty shape. Either or at a would have been better.
unkx80: Two comments. Surely is better in the last diagram, but I guess the hane of looks like an overplay?
Andrew Grant: OK, I realise you wanted to try out the table shape, but really the a-b and c-d exchanges only serve to strengthen White. Just playing is good enough. If White answers at c the white area is still only a moyo, nothing to panic about - depending on the outside position a reduction at e may be feasible, for instance. Just because your sequence makes a good shape it doesn't make it best.
Bill: To second what Andrew says, suppose that you had already made the one space jump. Now you would not play the following exchange.
If White protects the corner with and , Black has some aji on the side to use against White's lone stone.
Black can turn the corner on White with - . White cannot respond too strongly, because of the aji of the stones.
And in the while-we-are-at-it department, Black's initial extension was too close.
Black should extend all the way to . Now is small, and Black can be satisfied with . If White plays elsewhere, Black threatens to extend to a.