Willemien 12 kyu in an 9x9 handicap game (I had Black )
I had the following corner situation
It is clear to me that is the only move to start here but what is the best continuations so that the other Black stones get developed?.
but using a standard 3.3 joseki seems such a waist of the Black stones.
fractic: This formation usually appears with a different move order.
fractic: If this was the start of the game then certainly isn't the only move. In fact I think it's rather bad since white is alive even after tenuki. White can play in the lower right corner with something like and form two groups. If white also has a significant komi -like 6.5- then I would say she has already won.
Also joseki mean absolutely nothing on a 9x9 board. They provide even results on a 19x19 board but the results are very different on a smaller board.
the full situation is to the left. I had a free placement of handicap stones and I think that in the lower right on the 4-4 point gives a better position than the 3-3 point (Unfortunately my opponent 1+dan lived in that corner as well, so maybe it isn't that good)
Bob McGuigan: I also have my doubts about . I think playing as in the next diagram is better:
is sente against the white corner stone and gives a better development for Black than playing the shoulder hit. After White responds to Black can solidify the lower right corner, say on the 3-3 point, and be doing very well.