Crab Eyes

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[Diagram]
Out on stalks  

This formation is known as 'crab's eyes'. (kaninome in Japanese) It is more often adopted by White, as a way of countering Black's influence on the lower side (for example against nirensei). That was the opening in the famous Sakata vs Takagawa game.

[Diagram]
Double pressing  

If White approaches normally on both corners, double pressing in the diagram is a good strategy; White's two solid groups collide in the same area, making them over-concentrated. Note that a and b are sente for Black, gote for White.

See some other slithy toves at Jabberwocks.


Crab Eyes last edited by hnishy on July 25, 2018 - 08:03
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