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### Komoku-Oogeima joseki order variation

1 and 2 are "honte" moves. They result in solid positions as they remove all aji from the marked stones, but are not mandatory. \$\$cm1 \$\$ +---------------------------------------+ \$\$ | . . . . . . . ....
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### What is this alternate cut after 3-3 against double keima round hoshi?

It seems to me that playing 3 and 'a' cuts the E15 stone from the F17 stone. \$\$Bcm1 \$\$ +---------- \$\$ |.......... \$\$ |.......... \$\$ |..1..O.... \$\$ |...X75...X \$\$ |...32..... \$\$ |..O46..... \$\$ |..........
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### What is the meaning of this Joseki continuation?

You should try to figure out what White is trying to do by "changing moves," as well as what White failed to do. White failed to prevent you from moving into the center (and outflanking him) with a. ...
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### What is this alternate cut after 3-3 against double keima round hoshi?

The point is, that in this situation \$\$c \$\$ -------------------- \$\$ -. . . . . . . . . . \$\$ -. . . . . . . . . . \$\$ -. . X . c W . . . . \$\$ -. . . X b B . . . X \$\$ -. . . X W d . . . . \$\$ -. . O O a ....

### Why choose tsuke-nobi after a double keima against hoshi?

Actually, corner fighting (so-called Joseki), is still evolving. With AlphaGo and AlphaZero, and the latest other AIs such as FineArt, there's no final conclusion yet. So, to your question “what ...
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### Why choose tsuke-nobi after a double keima against hoshi?

Black at the 3-3 point is a special strategy that requires supporting stones in the area. In the fuseki, without supporting stones, black's objective is to separate white, with 3 main options: tsuke ...
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### What is the meaning of this Joseki continuation?

W1 looks like a small mistake to me, if any. This move indirectly protects the cut at the right side, so the third line stone cannot be cut off easily. It is, however, not strongly connected. White ...
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### What joseki, if any, yields this position on page 60 of 38 Basic Joseki?

The joseki This is, as mafu pointed out, the result of a joseki starting with high and low near kakaris against a hoshi, shown in 38 Basic Joseki, page 188, Dia. 4 (with colours swapped and rotated ...
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### Having started a small avalanche, what does one do with an undefended cutting stone?

9 looks like a severe mistake to me. White may simply capture the single stone and be satisfied, like this: \$\$B Simple punishment \$\$ ........- \$\$ ....Ob..- \$\$ ....XO..- \$\$ ..1.XO..- \$\$ ...XOX2.- \$\$ .....
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### What is the best way to respond to this pincer joseki deviation?

Another option for white: \$\$cm1 \$\$ +---------------------------------------+ \$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | \$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | \$\$ | . . . . . . . . . . . X . O ...
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### Why is this NOT joseki?

The problem with W4 is that it is a "slow," non-forcing move that gives Black many options. Some of those have been covered by other answers, but one good move is P17 (one right of 2) that gives Black ...
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### Why is this NOT joseki?

White 4 gives black another chance to reinforce the corner (at a or b), as it doesn't put much pressure on 3: \$\$ ---------- \$\$ ..........| \$\$ ..........| \$\$ ..3.2.....| \$\$ ...4..1...| \$\$ ..........| \$...
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### 4-4 high approach - why is the defensive approach prefered?

If the pros tell you both are joseki... trust them! Your analysis is only based on corner points. To get a better picture, factor in: territory on the sides (depends on the presence of other stones ...
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### 4-4 pincer variant - not in joseki dictionary

You didn't lose the corner, you exchanged it for a position on the right side. That's how pincers work, so nothing wrong here. The high pincer combined with your move at 11 looks right here as it ...
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