Tasky: I started lately to open at 5/5, and the joseki coming up goes like that (from kogo's). The joseki dictionary then continues with a,b,c,d but often my opponent just cuts at d instead of a... What's the correct punishment and how to avoid losing the stone (or giving away to much thickness while crawling low)?
I came up with something like this, but have I missed something?: The exchange a/b can be played before ; should then kill the white stones
fractic: - is a usual way of playing.
fractic: Therefor Black should first force with this . If on the outside the cut at a captures the white cutting stones. After this white can no longer connect underneath so as long as the ladder starting with b works this looks playable for black.
Tasky:Ok thx, 2 more questions: 1. what when the ladder doesn't work? 2. What can b do in the joseki position if w doesn't play c?
fractic: Umm why not at b? Black doesn't have time to go play a net.
JoelR: Oh, you're right. My mistake.
JoelR: If White omits c, this looks fun for Black.