W2 is a loose move  

B1 is a loose move

In this common joseki, Black has just jumped one space, moving "quickly" and low along the upper side. Compared to a move at a, B1 is loose.

W2 is also a loose move

White could play W2 at b, but after Black c, White would be "behind." For this reason, White should play keima at W2, a loose move compared to b.

Loose/Tight != Thin/Thick

Loose plays are not always thin, and tight plays are not always thick.

Chris Hayashida: You might want to consider using other terms, too. I've seen these plays referred to as fast.

unkx80: I think fast moves tend to be loose.

loose last edited by Unkx80 on May 20, 2005 - 10:37
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