VER 2003 B17 discussion

  Difficulty: Advanced   Keywords: Opening, Joseki
Black invites a ko  

Charles B1 is obligatory here, really. It may provoke W2, and that leads to a possible ko in the corner after B7. White can start it with a, but that's an unlikely play until White has some good threats.

For the present it seems that Black should be happy with the effect B3 has already had on white+circle. Next Black can play at b.

Light play  

Black can now treat black+circle lightly, with B2 and B4, if W1 cuts.


From the point of view of shape W1 is a good attacking point. Black, however, still has many ways to play here.

VER 2003 B17 discussion last edited by CharlesMatthews on April 2, 2003 - 11:32
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