Go Seigen on the Star Point - Small Knight's Shimari Fuseki

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In Go Seigen: 21st Century Go (Go Seigen: 21 Seiki no Go), vol. 1, p. 53, Go Seigen calls the wedge, W6, a bit easygoing.

Shoulder blow  

He says that White must play the shoulder blow, W1.

After B4, White can aim at a or b.

Anonymous: Why not B6 at W9 ? Double-purpose play: pincer and take this very interesting point of the Orthodox fuseki.

Bill: After W1 - W3, the pincer at B9 is relatively uninteresting because Black's framework is already compromised.

Right side uninteresting  

If Black replies this way, after B5 Go Seigen says that the right side is uninteresting, and says White should approach from the bottom (W6).

Avoiding the shoulder blow  

To avoid the shoulder blow, Go Seigen recommends that Black play at a or b.

Go Seigen on the Star Point - Small Knight's Shimari Fuseki last edited by Bill on February 21, 2007 - 08:10
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