Judging forcing plays 1 / Discussion

White's peep  

Charles Matthews White's peep with W1 here isn't the most common joseki continuation (at a) but that doesn't mean it can be criticised.

Black connects  

Assuming Black simply connects with B2 and we have W3 as shown here, White has less chance of a good invasion at p later than in the standard joseki. But with a black 4-4 point in the lower left this isn't such a major issue. White can perhaps build on a larger scale on the upper side, since W3 is on the fourth line: it could also be played at b.

Other replies  

After White peeps with white+circle, Black can also resist by playing B1 here (Black at c is also known but quite rare in pro games)[1].

This can lead into a large-scale variation (see pushing battles in joseki 2). But there is no reason for White to regret the peep.

[1] It involves a ladder, since White could cut immediately and Black can't squeeze as is possible after B1 in the diagram. Therefore this may be a case for the Ladder strategy / Discussion. In the game position the ladder is good for White, because on the stone in the lower right.

Judging forcing plays 1 / Discussion last edited by CharlesMatthews on July 24, 2003 - 17:12
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