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Pillbox enclosure  

In Japanese this is toochika (トーチカ) , actually an imported Russian word tochka, which means a military pillbox for gun emplacement. It was often employed by Japanese 9p Hasegawa Akira.

There seems to be no standard probe against the pillbox: a, b and c are seen in pro games. The most popular idea for White is to establish a play at d.

This enclosure is considered slightly korigatachi (over-concentrated); one Black stone can be at a. See Meienism.

For some high dan examples of the pillbox in action check out the games of 'somerville' (Yang Huiren) on KGS.

Pillbox history

See also pillbox (The Player)

Pillbox last edited by hnishy on July 4, 2018 - 07:37
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