keima slide

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See also slide, keima slide and ogeima slide.

A keima move toward the edge from a two (or more) stone pillar, undercutting some stones, as in the diagram:


Regarded as a standard move after a shoulder hit.

Kitani Minoru is famous for not liking to play the keima slide. In the first game of the Kamakura Jubango between Kitani and Go Seigen the first 10 moves were as in the diagram:Go Seigen(W) vs. Kitani(B)

I think you'll find he said he didn't like knight's moves, which is rather different. JF
19x19 diagram  

Moves 11 through 13 were as in the next diagram:

19x19 diagram  

The standard joseki has Black playing the keima slide instead of B3 in the previous diagram, as in


Kitani remarked that Honinbo Shusai would not approve of his choice but, for no particular reason, he liked it.

keima slide last edited by on May 15, 2003 - 22:44
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