Tippy Table

  Difficulty: Intermediate   Keywords: Shape

Andy Pierce: Does this shape have a name?

Tippy Table  

This would be the table shape if black+circle was at a.

There are some circumstances where the table shape is too strong and too slow. This shape is a lighter, more flexible way to play. Black has the option of abandoning the black+square stones if necessary when white tries (successfully) to cut through, usually getting a good result anyway. black+circle at b (the Trapezium Shape) is usually not good because a white play at a can then lead to the inefficiency of black having make an empty triangle with an additional play at c. black+circle at c is the bamboo joint.


3-3 point joseki  

Diagram as from Keshi and Uchikomi: Black makes a nice reduction. white+circle is bad here, overconcentrated with respect to the wall, accordingly, W4 should be at a, followed by B5 at either b or c.

Tippy Table last edited by Sebastian on September 15, 2004 - 05:39
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