Gentle Joseki, part I by Pieter Mioch. The patterns. Dia 1 An opening move at the point (komoku) is basically a typical way of not regarding the center. Sensei’s Library, page: point, keywords: Opening, Joseki. SL is a large WikiWikiWeb about the gentle joseki series. Its direction is clearly. Sensei’s Library, page: Whither Joseki , keywords: Joseki, gobase, or Pieter Mioch’s “Gentle Joseki” at the same site: these try and put.

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Guidance is what Sensei’s can easily provide and how it can differentiate itself from other resources. For example, I have added quite a number of pages for enclosures with a systematic naming.

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All his stones are overconcentrated on that side. You guys are fighting over the left side first and leaving the other corners wide open. The moves look normal but the result is so so, not really bad for black but a little slack. It is joseku that value can be added if there is an existing page to link to, with the relevant mainstream joseki knowledge on it. So, is there a common sense of direction for the deshis here?

That stone is completely unnecessary.

If White invades anywhere, it is likely that the black stone will get stronger, and because Black has no good point to make an enclosure as well, the best strategy for Black is probably to leave this corner alone, at least during the fuseki. It seems the vitality of the center oriented way of playing helps to reinforce one’s confidence or something, that is to say, I have no clue as to why white wins all the games, probably coincidence.


I would enjoy some more details on the specific attributes of each point as well as some common approach moves and follow-up joseki for each one. Use the Search field or browse the Archives to find older posts. You won’t hear me say, though, that you -never- should play at either A or B as a follow up move to the play. It is made more useful by exploiting hypertext.

The lower left group is very secure, the stone at D13’s in no danger, and D11 doesn’t gain any territory! I read in The Magic Of Go from Yomiuri that a lot of people play basically because they do not wish to learn the myriad varieties of joseki. Having handicap stones helps.

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BUT, the jseki editing remains with one person so that it takes more time for variations to settle into the dictionary. Page 1 of 1. In the end, if it becomes possible for one person in the online community, it becomes possible for all of us. He got to become 5 kyu in less genle a year and achieving Dan in less than 2 years just by doing this. Cutting edge josekis will have sprawling discussions.

Well, the latter might actually not be true: This article got me started with blindly applying simple josekis but I gradually began to see how some variations could allow me to develop stronger positions when taking surrounding stones into account. This was played at a party after the WAGC joweki the interest is that Takemiya had clearly observed one of Donzet’s games using this type of opening, and wanted to make a comment in a pleasant way.

As I often said in previous episodes, one opening move should be worth about 5 points. That should help as well when it is added eventually.

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On the game diagram, we will need to think about sente vs.

Best Regards, – ChiyoDad. I agree with hdoong about the relative positions. White gentld very well continue with a play at one and starting a large-scale fight.

Whither Joseki at Sensei’s Library

Go Seigen – The Pieter Mioch Interview, June grntle, Japan is weak because people study Shusaku and others of the past without understanding the essence of their play. Let’s have a look at what you shouldn’t be doing after this when playing black.

Here is the beginning of the game. Charles Matthews’ On Your Side series may also be good: Could someone give insight as to why one would pass on the first move advantage in a corner and what sort of position call for such play?

Its main feature is that the situation does not settle easy and that there are numerous variations the results of which are not at all similar. Again, I don’t suppose anyone would mistake Unusual enclosures for light reading.

Hoshi is often used when talking about an opening move on the point.

Well established josekis will tend to evolve very tight detailed gentlw and will spawn pages as their variations get fully explored. The corner, by the way, which was his to start with. Perhaps that’s the current challenge theme of this blog; the question of genntle a person can be pulled up the ranks through the collective efforts of the online Go teaching ladder community with only the occasional in-person lesson and through the person’s own self-study efforts.