BQM 532

    Keywords: Joseki, Question
Black got a plan  

Tapir: I am aware that B4 is not conventional... but what do you think about B6 offering an exchange? (From a game I played today. KGS 2dan)

Herman: Since the usual pro play is to exchange a for b before playing B4, it would seem professionals do not like to leave white easy access to the corner. That is consistent with B2, which also blocks access to the corner.

Black got a plan  

Herman: I would expect this? Doesn't seem too unreasonable, except the initial keima block looks a bit weird, like black is changing plans midstream.

Andy: and white+circle has become kikashi. I think the initial keima block leaves white+circle with more aji than it deserves to have.

For comparison  
Original plan  

Herman: Not an unreasonable plan. White gets a strong group on the side, black gets corner territory. Later white will probably invade at a.

BQM 532 last edited by HermanHiddema on February 15, 2011 - 22:30
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