Wedge - Contact on Top of Checking Extension

    Keywords: Opening, MiddleGame, Strategy

This position is given in a book by Fujisawa Hideyuki, about whole-board thinking.

A nirensei opening with the nadare joseki played out top left in a main line. White played a wedge at 1.

How should White react to the checking extension Black 2?

A key area to play in  

We are told that White ought to value the centre, playing White 1 on top of the marked checking play. Then White can draw back (hiki) at 3 if Black 2 comes as hane (If Black Black 2 is at a, then White b.)

If White simply extends along the side the opportunity to play in this area may be lost.

Charles Matthews

Wedge - Contact on Top of Checking Extension last edited by CharlesMatthews on January 21, 2003 - 17:16
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