Strange Openings

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In Lessons in the Fundamentals of Go, Kageyama says that if you can't win playing an enclosure-and-extension fuseki, you should adapt your opening to your own playing style. This advice probably doesn't extend so far as the Stanley fuseki[1], but pros and strong amateurs often play openings which differ from the classical "enclosure and extension" pattern.

Many examples from the New Fuseki era exist, of course, but that seems to have settled down in the latter half of the Twentieth Century. Periodically, though, you run into exceptions.

Examples From Pro Games

Pros Noted for Unusual Openings


Some of these experiments are consistent with the idea that you should have no plan in the opening. Others just seem playful.

[1]: Note that the StanleyStandardFuseki page is flagged as Humour

Strange Openings last edited by on June 10, 2018 - 14:59
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