David Charlton's review
Chapter One - The Breakdown of the Gates of Heaven
Chapter Two - The Small Knight's Double Approach
Chapter Three - The One-Space High Double Approach
Chapter Four - The Two-Space Low Double Approach
Chapter Five - The Two-Space High Double Approach
Chapter Six - Problems
The josekis presented here are applicable to four-stone handicap games. Some of them are presented in English for the first time. We will illustrate their applications in professional games to show how professional thinking translates into advantageous positions in four-stone handicap games.
Dia. 1. The approach of has been answered with a three-space high pincer at . We will consider the white counter-pincers at each of the four points from a to d. If Black fights with an unyielding attitude, the worst White can do is to lead the game in a violent direction. But don't let this scare you! The truth is that if you play severily at the beginning of a handicap game and can come out with a 50-50 result, you will have an easy game. Of course the risks may be a bit higher this way but the returns are sweeter. So don't take the easy way out - learn to wage the severest fight in the first corner. This book will help you to implement this strategy.