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The position shown here has been adapted from a real amateur game; the lower left corner is not important to show this principle. Black needs to reduce White's moyo.
: This is a probe, asking White which side (top, right, corner, outside) is important to him.
: White stresses the outside, letting White live in the corner with the tripod group.
: Black plays on the outside, because White has answered Black's probe with a move that stresses the outside. So Black is trying to counter White's intention. Black retains the aji of living in the corner.