Playing style

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Chinese: 棋风 (qi2 feng1)
Japanese: 棋風 (ki fuu)

Playing styles need two players to materialize on the board.

See the style path.

Style aspects

  • Opening
  • Balance of power and territory
  • Various
    • fast-paced (see pace)
    • daring
    • unexpected play / original / imaginative
    • natural
    • artistic
    • flexible
    • ooraka na - placid/broadminded
    • strong on the side
    • pragmatic
    • patient
    • messy
    • orthodox
    • amorphous
    • drill strategy (see example game at compromised diagonal and dropping back)
    • ibushi-gin (oxidised silver) (=? shibui, more like 'moderate')
    • kyudo - "seeking the way"
  • large scale
  • solid
    • quiet moves
    • never make an overplay even when behind
    • straightforward, no tricks (see hamete)
    • steady, relying on ordinary moves
    • solid fundamentals, thick, unhurried play
    • slow thick moves
    • gentle, aji-leaving
  • technique
  • fighting
    • gambling
    • attack
    • direct attack
    • counter attack
    • violent style leading to wild fighting
    • fighting jabs leading to a roundhouse KO
    • sharp and brute strength
    • using thickness to attack
    • straight-line
    • bean-scattering go
    • pressure (severe)
    • preferring to catch up from behind after the middle game / turning games around
    • high-position fighting

A humourous description of individual attitudes is collected in playing styles and player types.

There is also an [ext] academic paper available on trying to identify a player's inate style which you may find interesting.


Playing style last edited by UserName on October 2, 2017 - 09:47
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