Common shape in a 4-4 joseki

When white extends up, black used to respond at A, but... White can cut at A to fight or simply play B to take the corner. Both variations are good for white. So now people will exchange this hane first. If white¬†cuts, black¬†can sacrifice the stones to gain thickness. This is good for black. If … Continue reading Common shape in a 4-4 joseki