Forum for 3-3 point shoulder hit

Slight Variation [#1272]

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reply Slight Variation (2008-02-01 23:39) [#4240]

kokiri: I've seen this W5 played fairly often of late, with the follow at W7. This seems to be pretty awkward for black, but equally I'm not sure I like pushing at 7 with B6. Any thoughts?

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X Re: Slight Variation (2008-02-02 01:59) [#4241]

Bob McGuigan: Kogo's dictionary lists W5 as a mistake. However, there are 30+ pro games on GoBase with this move. Many of them have special surrounding positions that make this move reasonable. When the position around this corner is fairly open, the pros generally play as in the following diagram:

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