Saturday, December 7, 2013


Whenever I played the shimari on the left, I felt like giving away too much, but when I played the one on the right, I felt uneasy for some unknown reason. Then I learned the main difference between them, and it's very simple.

On the left, black can tenuki white's approach (marked with square), whereas on the right, black must respond whites approach (marked with triangle) or else white will slip into A, and take some part of the corner.

1 comment:

  1. Another thing I will add is that the shimari on the right actually emphasizes the top side more than the corner and allows for that side to grow at the expense of exposing the corner to invasion / reduction.