Jonathan: Here is a position from a recent game.
Thanks in advance to y'all who chime in with ideas.
Jonathan Cano: Question: what is Black's best response to ?
Andy: I would have liked at a but failing that I suppose at b. White played just to mess you up and doesn't really care what happens to this stone so I'd be sure to leave the upper left corner with some aji and have an eye to a counter-pincer at d. What you don't want is to let white seal off a big corner in the upper left in sente while you worry about your wedge/kakari stones on the left.
If simply here, what has accomplished?
And now the 3-3 invasion at p will be easier for Black to play, since the group on the outside is that bit stronger.
Jonathan: I actually played in the game...
Jonathan : I felt the sequence to was decent for black (me) but I then bungled things and played the slow move at 'a' while white took 'b' <arrrgggghhh> .