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PageType: Path   Difficulty: Introductory   Keywords: Opening

Chinese: 布局 (bj); 开局 (kai1 ju2); 序盘 (xu4 pan2)
Japanese: 序盤 (joban)
Korean: 포석 (posŏk = poseok)

The opening of the game is the initial disposition of stones.

The Japanese term for the beginning phase, joban, isn't commonly used in English. A more popular term for the opening is fuseki, meaning arraying stones.

A general, basic introduction to the opening starts at About the Opening. See also Beginners guide to the opening.

In the opening, there are three main areas of study.

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Opening last edited by HermanHiddema on July 26, 2010 - 17:45
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