The Power of the Star-Point

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The Power of the Star-Point
("三連星の威力 Sanrensei no Iryoku")
By: Takagawa Kaku
Publisher: Ishi Press, July 1988
ISBN10 4-87187-032-1
133 pp.

Subtitled The Sanrensei Opening. Ishi Press book G32 from 1988; translation by John Power of Takagawa's book Sanrensei no Iryoku published as volume 5 of Bessatsu Igo Kurabu in 1975.

A book about the sanrensei opening from the perspective of the 1970s.

Available as reprints on Amazon.


See David Carlton's [ext] review

Table of Contents

  • Glossary of Japanese Terms
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Invitation to the Sanren-sei
  • Chapter One: Sanren-sei Fundamentals
  • Chapter Two: Sanren-sei Josekis
    • The Inside Approach Move
    • The Attach-and-Extend Joseki
    • The Attach-and-Extend Joseki (2)
    • The One-space Jump
    • The One-space Pincer
    • The Two-space High Pincer
    • The Three-space High Pincer
    • The Knight Capping Move
    • The 3-3 Invasion
  • Chapter Three: The Sanren-sei in Action
  • Fuseki Interlude
  • Chapter Four: Turning points in the Sanren-sei
  • Fuseki Interlude
  • Chapter Five: The contemporary Sanren-sei

Sample Material

to be added

Other Languages

German: SANREN-SEI. Die Power-Eroeffnung published by Brett und Stein Verlag in 2010.

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