Kikasare Example 1
Dave This is from Game 2 in the 1st World Go's Strongest Tournament. White responds to with , , and .
White's kikashi, Black's kikasare: According to a game commentary by Takemiya in the October 1996 edition of Igo Magazine, if now Black continues with , White will force with and before playing on the left to enclose the bottom on a large scale. Combined with White's thickness at the top, White has a very interesting position.
Black's kikashi, White's kikasare: In this position if White replies at , Black happily turns back to the right side with having drastically reduced White's opportunities on the bottom. The game prospects have reversed and White has a "no win" position (Takemiya).
White plays and in order to avoid being forced on the left. This gives Black the opportunity to break into the bottom side with and .