What Grade Is This Fuseki

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This is the opening question in chapter one of Otake Hideo's Fuseki Theory.


Otake asks two questions:

  • What grade are the players in this game? He offers three alternatives:
    • There are many strange plays here, these are high kyu players.
    • The plays aren't so bad, about shodan level.
    • Much stronger than that, these players are top-ranked players (at the level of prefectural champions, i.e. the best amateurs in Japan)
  • What is Black's next play? See Correction Below


Give your opinions and reasoning below and add analysis to other peoples' opinions:


Here is Otake's Answer

What's next?  


Unfortunately I posted the wrong question!

Yes, being an idiot, I left out one more diagram (two, in SL terms) in originally posting the problem. This may have still left an interesting question but unfortunately it was not the one that Otake asked!



This is the point at which Otake asked for the next play by Black. The subsequent plays concentrate on the issue of miai which was Otake's subject in Chapter 1. --DaveSigaty

What Grade Is This Fuseki last edited by isshoni on September 20, 2005 - 11:27
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