Center Shimari


The "center shimari" is an uncommon opening for Black, formed by placing a one space jump around tengen.

Center Shimari  

Though less popular even than the Tengen opening, it has occurred ten or twenty times in professional play.

One conceivable continuation:  

It can be expected that White will take three corners, while Black will have one corner and the right to the first approach.

See also: Strange Pro Opening 2 or Fuseki Experiments


The center shimari is arguably not a shimari, since it does not literally enclose anything. Nonetheless, the term appears to be somewhat established.

Center Shimari last edited by on February 1, 2014 - 15:45
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