Nirensei v Nirensei
Artus: So where to find discussions of the Joseki to expect in this position?
The fashion for this opening only died down when interest moved to mini-chinese patterns a few years ago.
Daniel: Why can't white play at e?
Bill: He can. :-)
Kris: Some discussion of the relative merits of the lettered responses by white would be welcome. Discussion of responses not listed is welcome as well.
Charles While is not common, there have been a few pro experiments with it. Next (j) and are the expected plays.
When I see plays like in club games, I tend to assume they derive from server play; they aren't really orthodox, classical play because you can't say that they have a strategy behind them. That being said, will probably invade the corner now, and Black will get some early influence.
Bill: I think that there are still a lot of good plays after . I have added k through o, for example. Which to play is largely a matter of style, I think.
Charles I presume Bill means this . This is one of the options for this pattern (though the approach is more popular by a factor of around 20). Next Black at one of the circled points is expected.
This sort of thing happens in Takemiya games of the 1990s. Black may invade immediately at the circled point.
Nirensei v Nirensei first game