# Maruseru/ 34 Point High Approach Inside Contact Peep Corner Aji

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This shape occurs when a popular joseki has been played starting with Black on the 3-4-point and White approaching at the 5-4-point (i.e., a high approach). White has played the diagonal move and peeped at the gap between the black stones. Let's explore Black's and White's continuations.

Initial setup
Diagram 1: 1-9

: If Black has played off after White has peeped, pushing though and cutting is natural.

: Black captures the cutting stone to avoid being sealed in. The question is now what potential White has in the corner.

: In this case it is simple - White can just capture the corner.

Variation 1 at move 1 in Diagram 1: 1-10

: What if Black resists this way?

: White can still push through and cut, if this stone can escape easily, for example, if there is already a White formation on the left side.

: This is the most forceful move.

Variation 2 at move 5 in Variation 1: 1-3

: If the white cutting stone can't easily escape, Black could play like this.

Variation 2.1 (continued): 11-20

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: Black can play the two-stone corner squeeze.

: White gives up his two original cutting stones and eats up the corner territory instead.

Variation 2.2 (continued): 21-23

: White has taken away Black's corner in sente.

Variation 3 at move 1 in Diagram 1: 1

: This is the most basic move.

Variation 4 at move 4 in Diagram 1: 1-2

: White can capture the black stone in a ladder. This is a great loss for Black.

Maruseru/ 34 Point High Approach Inside Contact Peep Corner Aji last edited by maruseru on February 10, 2007 - 13:08