Contact play, diagonal away

  Difficulty: Expert   Keywords: Shape
Otake's play  

In a 1995 game against Yu Bin, Otake Hideo played the highly-unusual B1 after the contact play white+circle.

This is not joseki: Black was very strong on the upper side and wanted sente to play at a and complete his formation.


These plays followed.

This idea of the 'diagonal away' is unusual.

Answering the contact play  

On general principles of shape, one expects Black at answer at a, b or c (the play at the marked point being bad shape).

Exactly this shape does occur in a number of tenuki joseki; for example

Charles Matthews

Contact play, diagonal away last edited by CharlesMatthews on June 6, 2003 - 09:35
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