Tricks In Joseki

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Tricks in Joseki
Part 2 of the series: Pocket Series
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By: Yilun Yang
Publisher: Yutopian, 2001

Tricks in Joseki is the second volume of Yang Yilun's Pocket Series available from [ext] Amazon. The small, thin volume (designed to fit in one's pocket) contains 80 joseki problems. This is not a book on how to use hamete, but rather how to respond to poor moves which look somewhat natural and could occur often in games of people who aren't familiar with joseki. This volume contains 3-4 point josekis only.

The purpose of the problems are to increase ones reading ability. As such, studying this volume is demanding, requiring one to read several, at times many, variations to select the one that best suits the local situation.

Problems appear on the right-hand or odd-numbered pages with three solution diagrams on the left-hand or even-numbered page immediately following.

Reviews

David Carlton's [ext] review

Table of Contents

3-4 point : 80 problems

Sample Material

Problem 1

[Diagram]
Problem 1  

Here white+square is an odd play. What is the proper response for Black?

[Diagram]
Correct solution  

B1 is the key point to take advantage of White's move. W2 is proper (honte?). Up to B5 the sequence is good for Black.

[Diagram]
Variation  

After Black plays at B1, White plays at W2. Black helps his single stone and creates cutting points in White's shape. This isn't good for White.

[Diagram]
Failure  

B1 is loose. W2 and W4 are good moves. White's corner is big and white+square becomes wonderful.


See Tricks in Joseki / Discussion


Problem 7

[Diagram]
Problem 7  

This white+square is too thin. how does Black refutes it ?

[Diagram]
Correct solution  

W2 is necessary, B3 is good shape...

[Diagram]
Variation  

After this W2, B3 ruins white's shape. After B9, Black wins : if Wa, Bb...

[Diagram]
Failure  

B1 first doesn't work...

[Diagram]
Question  

Iago So this is not in the book : if White plays as before, Black should capture I guess, but I see both W a and B b ending badly for Black... Any thoughts ?

[Diagram]
Black A  

Dont see a good move for Black now...

[Diagram]
Black B  

White wins in any variation I could find Is there a tesuji somewhere that I missed ??

[Diagram]
Black makes an eye  

Herman: Here's a variation that works. Note that B7 is sente because of the two cuts. After B9, black has an eye while white does not, and will win the capturing race.

[Diagram]
White resists  

Herman: White cannot resist with W8 here. Black will exploit the two cuts, and white will lose big time.

Iago: Interesting, thanks


Tricks In Joseki last edited by 84.14.207.61 on December 15, 2009 - 15:42
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