3-5 point low approach, press
The press of aims to push White on the low side while creating a wall. After and takes some territory on the left side, Black can play in the vicinity of a to build up a framework or continue at b or c to start a pushing battle.
Up to in the previous diagram is a joseki. However, Black can also choose to continue to push at to continue building the wall. When makes a double hane, Black takes the opportunity to take profit at and in sente, using the weakness at a, which is why cannot be played at b.
Instead of in this diagram, black can play at to start a complicated fight; see below
If White does not like to be kept on the third line, then and might want to cut through. See press for more discussions on this topic.
and here start a complicated fight. This is just one possible continuation; white could also play at a or b instead.
After , white must live in the corner. at a, followed by at , starts a capturing race which black wins. (There are lots of variations to explore, with some good tesuji problems!)
- 3-5 point low approach, press, tenuki variations
- 3-5 point low approach, press, attachment
- 3-5 point low approach, press, trick play
- Pushing battles in joseki 5
- All About Joseki section entitled Example from Game 5: Correcting Joseki Mistakes
- Go World Volume 1, page 25, Match the Joseki to the Fuseki by Sekiyama Toshio