3-4 point high approach one-space low pincer
The low small pincer is known to some as the “dogleg”, a name apparently introduced by the people behind GoGod.
Here are a few well-known answers to the low pincer .
- a - Moving out with a prevents a connection underneath. Quite a few variations exist: 3-4 point, 5-4 approach, one-space low pincer, moving out
- b -attaching to 3-4 with b leads to many variations as well, some of them involving trick plays: 3-4 point, high approach, one-space low pincer, 3-3 attachment
- c -Separating with c is a fairly new answer to the pincer: 3-4 point, 5-4 approach, one-space low pincer, separate
- d -attaching to the pincer stone with d (see 3-4 Point Low Approach One Space Low Pincer Contact On Top, by transposition).
- e -The thrust at e: 3-4 point, 5-4 approach, one-space low pincer, thrust.
- f -The ikken tobi of f is not possible here. See 3-4 point high approach one-space low pincer, one space jump
- Tenuki: This is not a pincer that White can easily ignore: from the point of view of joseki and tenuki one can ignore White tenuki as a sensible continuation. It is played, though, in a small proportion of pro games. See 3-4 point high approach one-space low pincer, tenuki - the interesting point there is that Black's connection under isn't the most common way to play.
Bill: Me, neither.
PJT (2019-09-30): I see in Dogleg Four/ Discussion that Charles says “you can blame the GoGod people for” this alias, which at least sheds a dim light on the matter. This name is also mentioned in Pincer Path and Named Joseki: it evidently really has been used as a nickname.
- 3-4 point high approach one-space low pincer
- at a (some variations): BQM34
- tenuki: 3-4 point high approach one-space low pincer, tenuki
- at 9: Pushing battles in joseki 8