Leela Zero's opening gospel

    Keywords: MiddleGame

This is a rendition of Uberdude's [ext] post on L19, describing Leela Zero's preferred order of opening moves:

Summary

(1st) Urgent local situations

(2nd) Big moves

  • (1) Play in empty corner (4-4) or 3-4).
  • (2) Approach (low) or enclose (big high?) a 3-4.
  • (3a) Press if they ignored your approach to 3-4.
  • (3b) Answer the approach to 3-4.
  • (4) Approach or 3-3 invade a 4-4.
  • (5a) Double approach a 4-4.
  • (5b) Answer an approach to a 4-4.
  • (6) Enclose from 4-4.

First: urgent local situations

1. If your 3-4 is being pressed, answer

[Diagram]
 



2. If your 4-4 is 3-3 invaded, answer

[Diagram]
 



3. If your 4-4 is double approached, attach out

[Diagram]
 



Second: big moves

1. Play in empty corner (4-4) or 3-4)

[Diagram]
 



2. Approach (low) or enclose (big high?) a 3-4

[Diagram]
 



3a. Press if they ignored your approach to 3-4

[Diagram]
 

and prevent the press:

3b. Answer the approach to 3-4

[Diagram]
 



4. Approach or 3-3 invade a 4-4

[Diagram]
 



5a. Double approach a 4-4

[Diagram]
 



5b. Answer an approach to a 4-4

[Diagram]
 



6. Enclose from 4-4

[Diagram]
 

You will notice side moves are nowhere to be seen. Corners before sides, as the old proverb says.


Leela Zero's opening gospel last edited by 2620:0007:6001:0000 on June 18, 2020 - 21:49
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