Bi Qiang Zi Bao

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9. Bi Qiang Zi Bao? (彼强自保) - Take precautions against the opponent's strength

The proverb here is referencing mamori, and not ukeru which is pure reactionary defence. Ishida's joseki dictionary] describes B1 in the following diagram as mamori.


B1 protects against an invasion at a. After a long discussion of the variations that arise as the result of this invasion, Ishida writes that B1 defends against it. If White nevertheless invades at a, Black responds with b.

Bi Qiang Zi Bao last edited by OscarBear on May 13, 2016 - 17:28
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