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

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Wedge  

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.

[Diagram]
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.


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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).

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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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