Drooping Lotus

    Keywords: Joseki

The Drooping Lotus (CH: 倒睡莲, Dao Chuilian) is a hamete, or joseki trap, originating from China during the 12th century. It gained popularity in China during the late Ming to early Qing dynasties. In modern times, the name is often used to refer to a 4-4 and 3-4 variation. However, in ancient China the 4-4 variation was the defacto, as games began with players placing stones on the 4-4 points.

[Diagram]
B3 begins the 4-4 Drooping Lotus  


[Diagram]
B3 begins the 3-4 Drooping Lotus  


Name

The Drooping Lotus may be a mistranslation, as the modern, literal translation is 'Drooping Lotus' or 'Resupinate Lotus,' while dictionaries say it refers to a tiger lily. The name 'Drooping' (or 'Resupinate') may have derived from the descending variation of B4:

[Diagram]
Descending variation  



Notes

  • Guo Bailing published over 60-subvariations of the 4-4 variation in his book Sanzi Pu, with several breaking 100-moves and filling up nearly half the board.

See Also


Drooping Lotus last edited by 68.99.65.50 on August 16, 2014 - 05:31
RecentChanges · StartingPoints · About
Edit page ·Search · Related · Page info · Latest diff
[Welcome to Sensei's Library!]
RecentChanges
StartingPoints
About
RandomPage
Search position
Page history
Latest page diff
Partner sites:
Go Teaching Ladder
Goproblems.com
Login / Prefs
Tools
Sensei's Library