DieterVerhofstadt/FusekiExperiments

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Playing White

I have decided to play hoshi only with White. My opponents usually play parallel fuseki with komoku and hoshi.

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Hoshi  

This pattern has occurred quite frequently in my recent games. On two occasions, Black jumped out at a, resulting in a typical pattern that nowadays is not liked anymore by pros, according to Guo Juan. According the database search I did, in 45% of the pro games Black invades at san-san (b) and in 33% Black counter kakaris at c. Isolated cases are a, d, e and tenuki.


Playing Black

In my games with Black, I now play rotating komoku. White often plays ni ren sei, like I do when having White.

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Komoku  

We almost invariably end up with this position, allowing me to test the 3-4 point high approach, two-space high pincer, ogeima.

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Komoku  

Again, in my games my opponent often choose a move the pros don't: the one space jump at 1. Usually I sacrifice the pincer stone by playing both a and b. This makes White very strong, but I get territory in two places. I have no idea whether it is good or not to play this way.

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Komoku  

In nine of the eleven games I found White played 1 here and half of those times the crazy variation followed shown on the joseki page. Other isolated answers were the mild a and the more eccentric b.

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Komoku  

In one game, White allowed two shimari. He argued that making two shimari is a slow way of playing for Black. This is how we continued.


DieterVerhofstadt/FusekiExperiments last edited by Dieter on October 21, 2005 - 10:50
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