Discussion about Q16,R14,S15,O17,P17,O16,P14

At position Q16,R14,S15,O17,P17,O16,P14, @??? started the conversation:


( FYI @aesalon )

@Atorrante said:

risky move, white has some nice answers: R17, P15, R15.

( FYI @aesalon )

What’s the difference between this (unmarked) and without the kick exchange (marked)? Is the kick going to be good for bad for Black?

If you don’t kick, I think Black should kosumi. Black is a bit thinner with the kick into knights move but White is also going to be unsettled on both sides.

The posted sequence isn’t currently played and moves 3 and 4 are kind of situational. Usually the top of the board has something going on for Black to choose this pattern and kicking to make White heavy fits that context.