An aggressive tenuki

Episode #132 - 24 March 2014

Looking for a new fuseki to play? This one might fit you. It involves a surprising tenuki and a good sabaki strategy. Level: 6k to 2d

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Encyclopedia of butterflies

Episode #131 - 17 March 2014 - 2 comments By: Young-sun Yoon 8p

Some moves evolve from caterpillars to beautiful butterflies. This Banded peacock is the result of many years of research and evolution. Level: 5k to 4d

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Playing soccer with Gu Li

Episode #129 - 10 March 2014 - 1 comment

Zeno is back from studying weiqi in China. In this interview he tells us about his adventures and shows two things he learned over there. Level: 20k to 6d

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Kobayashi opening

Episode #120 - 20 January 2014

The Kobayashi opening has been played for a long time and is still popular. There are simple variations and more complex ones: something for everyone. Level: 6k to 4d

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Which side to block?

Episode #107 - 04 November 2013 - 5 comments By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

After your tobi or keima enclosed 4-4 stone is invaded at san-san you have a choice. A or B? Which side to block? Level: 3k to 4d

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Twelve Moves

Episode #97 - 09 September 2013 - 1 comment By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

The second game of this years Honinbo tournament between Iyama Yuta and Yamashita Keigo. The first twelve moves are shown, these moves proved to be the prelude to a big battle which was about to follow. Level: 6k to 3d

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Embrace the keima

Episode #95 - 02 September 2013 By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

Instead of the solid one space jump, try out your new friend the keima and surprise your opponent! Level: 3k to 5d

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Running battles

Episode #93 - 19 August 2013 By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

An exciting running battle comes forth from a modern fuseki. Level: 6k to 4d

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Fuseki impovements

Episode #87 - 22 July 2013 By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

A popular fuseki gets revisited with a subtly timed approaching move. Level: 2k to 5d

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Powerful jumps

Episode #81 - 17 June 2013 By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

This joseki position can arise after two different sequences. It is similiar to other josekis we have studied, but we will see that one stone at a slightly different spot will lead to a radically different joseki.

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Quiet move before the storm

Episode #77 - 27 May 2013 By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

Korean professional study groups have been investigating this opening a lot. It is interesting to see what kind of new patterns they are developing.

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Ishida sakata

A powerful descent

Episode #76 - 27 May 2013 - 2 comments En

We have a look at the fuseki of a Honinbo game played in 1975 between Ishida Yoshio and Sakata Eio. Sakata is known for his sharp moves and plays a strong descent. Level: 8k to 4d

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One giant leap

Episode #75 - 20 May 2013 - 1 comment By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

We continue our exploration of this modern opening with a surprisingly far pincer.

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Cut your losses

Episode #65 - 01 April 2013 - 3 comments En

A review of the first few moves of a game between 2 shodans. Sometimes it's better to give up on a stone than to carry it with you through the rest of the game. Level: 5k to 3d

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Modern fighting joseki

Episode #64 - 25 March 2013 By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

In which we have a look at a difficult joseki which can lead to severe fighting variations. Probably you do not want to memorize this, but appreciate the fighting!

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Strike at waist of keima

Modern opening part 3

Episode #59 - 04 March 2013 By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

Todays topics: A joseki for influence, a surprising invasion and a powerful keima.

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Modern opening part 2

Episode #58 - 25 February 2013 By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

Part 2 of 3. In which we explore more variations after the splitting move we have seen in part 1 of this series.

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Modern opening part 1

Episode #56 - 18 February 2013 - 1 comment By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

In this first of three episodes Cho Hye Yeon 9p shows us popular openings which are played by professionals these days.

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A bad kosumi?

Episode #48 - 07 January 2013 - 1 comment By: Kim Sung-rae 8p

Many players will tell you it's bad to play this kosumi. But is this really the case?

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Endgame we do not know

Episode #36 - 12 November 2012 - 3 comments By: Kim Sung-rae 8p Pt

The first pro episode. Kim Sung-rae shows us a surprising twist to a common endgame.

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