High Chinese Opening

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Chinese: 高中过流 gāo zhōngguˇli˙
Japanese: 高い中国流 (takai chuugokuryuu)
Korean: -

High Chinese opening  

The High Chinese opening is a variant of the Chinese Opening, distinguished from the Low Chinese opening where B5 is played at a. The high variant is more influence-oriented, the low variant more territory-oriented. The high Chinese opening can be compared in this respect to the san ren sei-opening.

Foregoing the invasion

Foregoing the invasion  

The High Chinese being oriented towards the centre, inviting an invasion of the right side, White can forestall such development, by playing W1, making miai of B2 and W3. If Black chooses to maintain his large scale connectivity with B2, W3 starts the creation of a big sphere of influence, while Black is somewhat forced into making territory, albeit on the 4th line. Next B4 can be answered by a or b in particular.

a will lead to mutual moyo building, while b will invite Black to take the corner and lead to major white influence in the centre, against big black territories. Gobase has 2 games for each pattern, which is probably not enough to make any kind of conclusion on this variation of the opening.

High Chinese Opening last edited by Malcolm on September 18, 2020 - 12:48
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