Fuseki on one side
A while ago I decided to try playing and whenever possible. I found myself very comfortable with this opening, so kept playing it.
The problem I have is that recently I have become uncomfortable with certain lines that result.
First a line that I feel comfortable with.
One position I felt comfortable with before but am starting to feal uneasy with.
The continuation that started my uneasiness appears in this diagram. The continuations that really bothers involves exchanging a or b for c,
I hope it is obvious that the thing that is bothering me is that all the Black stones are on or near one side. Thus it would seem that Black is overconcentrated.
Is this a real problem with these openings?
Bill: Please correct this diagram. White has gotten two moves in a row.
Thad: Actually Black passed :) Thanks.
Bill: Thanks. The pass was a mistake. ;-)
Let's switch colors. is considered bad, as it invites , which has a good relation with in particular. also gives White a low posture on the bottom of the board. According to Kajiwara in The Direction of Play, is a game losing move.
Your sense of the matter is good. :-)
OTOH, because of the open corner, is OK for Black. If Black can play the mini-Chinese with - . at a or b is also OK.