Note that the monkey jump may not be best here. See Monkey Jump/Or One Space Jump.
is wrong, as Black can push further into White's territory at . The marked squares are miai for Black, and White cannot cut off. Try it out!
Chris Hayashida: What about at ? Seems to me that Black can't live by taking the inside. Actually, I found my answer. If Black extends upward (down in the diagram) to , and White extends to a, then the black hane is hard to deal with. It would work if the ceiling were one line lower, though.
Timur? Doesn't it work in this way? at a, at b, at 6, at c
putting the two marked stones into atari is correct. If Black continues with , cuts it off.
What if Black does not play 7 like in the above diagram?
Then White still plays 8 like above and starts hunting the Black group, which by now has only one eye. It depends on the situation at the right side of the board which player will succeed.
Therefore, Black should play as follows:
In an actual game, Black should be satisfied by the exchange of the marked stones and keep the plays 1 through 10 in reserve. There is no need to play them out immediately.
WTD: I believe Black's play in the above diagram is not optimal. If Black 1 is played at in that diagram, the result is 2 points worse for White.
The improved sequence is shown in 'Better Black reply', the diagram to the left. Black 1 in the above diagram is in this diagram, and White 6 in the above diagram is in this diagram. White 4 at (in this diagram) gives the same result. Black can still tenuki after White 2, but if Black plays next locally, it should be at , rather than .
White 2 in the above diagram (titled 'Better Black reply') is also not optimal. White kosumi in response to the monkey jump as here is two points better for White. Black must play to avoid being cut off, and then is required. Apart from tenuki, black has three alternatives for (at 6, 7, or 9), each giving the same result. This is equal in value to the 'Correct sequence' above, and does not lose two points as does White 2 in 'Better Black reply' when Black plays in that diagram.