Queries about Enclosure Josekis 1

    Keywords: MiddleGame, Joseki
'Pattern 15'  

In this position Enclosure Josekis gives White a as the 'correct' reduction.

Knight's move cap  

This sequence, with the knight's move cap for reduction followed by the probe at 3, was consistently used by Fujisawa Hosai, whose style often led to omoyo contests.

The shoulderhit idea of the first diagram does occur - the book sequence harks back to a classical game (Shuho-Ito 1857-10-12). It was played in modern times by Go Seigen:

Hashimoto Utaro-Go Seigen  

This happened in that case (game from 1951).

Charles Matthews

Queries about Enclosure Josekis 1 last edited by Dieter on July 5, 2008 - 12:31
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