Hane connect exercise 2
Difficulty: Intermediate Keywords: EndGame, Shape, Problem
After the 4-4 point diagonal attachment joseki, White can hane connect giving this shape (marked stones show the hane-connect). Now White can play as a big endgame move. The question is whether Black can reply at a or not.
Bill: Another question is why White did not start at b or c. ;-)
See BQM 187 for such an example where the clamp may be better. Go is not an easy game. ;-)