Hi OGS, I’ve got a five-step problem.
I want to carry on making some early 3-3 invasions because I often like the available results and they’re an important part of a modern opening.
When I invade the 3-3, Black can force this diagram:
- If I play A, Black can force the following two diagrams:
When I invade at 3-3 against stronger players, they often push me into this result which is supposedly even; but I usually feel that I ended up with the worse result (not much territory, gote / weak group) especially if there are relevant global considerations.
- Therefore I need to play B in the first diagram, and we will end up with this complex position:
- There don’t seem to be many resources for studying how to play in the above diagram. I don’t think Waltheri has uploaded a single new game since 2018, and not a lot in '18 either (or so it appears.) Josekipedia / Eidogo are well intentioned but, when you get down to it, are based on amateur opinion and are pretty clunky as well. Is the OGS Joseki Dictionary the best place to study this? Or are there better resources?