Bi Qiang Zi Bao

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

This proverb refers to mamori, meaning pre-emptive defence, rather than ukeru, meaning purely reactive 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 PJTraill on January 23, 2022 - 15:47
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