Tesuji

Two points of territory

Episode #191 - 02 March 2015 By: Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p

Last month the strongest Russian tournament ever was held in St Petersburg. Alexandre played a good attachment which led him to victory. Level: 5k to 4d

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Magari

Sand grain style

Episode #184 - 12 January 2015 By: Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p

This move was first played by Magari Reiki. Although it can not be called a trick play it is easy to answer it wrongly. This move is especially interesting in handicap games where you do not want to make your opponent strong. Level: 2k to 5d

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Elephant jump

Another tricky elephant

Episode #181 - 29 December 2014 By: Park Young Woon 7d

Our special reporter from Korea has spotted another strange elephant. Prepare yourself and add this tricky joseki to your arsenal for the new year. Level: 5k to 4d

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Bashing joseki

Brutal bashing

Episode #176 - 01 December 2014 By: Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p

A tricky variation in the often played ogeima joseki. This variation looks very crude, but is sure to surprise your opponent. Level: 2k to 4d

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The other atari

The secret Dinerchtein files

Episode #172 - 10 November 2014 - 1 comment By: Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p

An innovation in a well known joseki. This content was delivered after the deadline of the book "New Moves" by Dinerchtein and Younggil. And therefore it did not make it into the final version of that book. Level: 4k to 5d

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Troubleinparadise

Complications in paradise

Episode #166 - 29 September 2014 - 7 comments By: Park Young Woon 7d

We continue our ogeima joseki study with more tricky variations and a very surprising empty triangle for the cookie jar. Level: 5k to 3d

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Kimogeima

Ogeima tricks

Episode #165 - 29 September 2014 - 5 comments By: Park Young Woon 7d Tk 1c30e0897b706abca741ff407c97ea6dafc2e4416466771b92b51f665dbcf8ca

This ogeima joseki is often seen. There are some difficult variations though. You have to be well prepared, otherwise you might end up being tricked! Level: 5k to 3d

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Miai

Tricky fusekis

Episode #156 - 04 August 2014 By: Park Young Woon 7d

Our new teacher Park Young Woon shows us two interesting fusekis in which you have to be very careful not to be tricked. Creating miai is the key to success. Level: 7k to 4d

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Two ataris

Two aggressive ataris

Episode #155 - 04 August 2014 By: Park Young Woon 7d

After a strange looking low version of the Kobayashi opening you can gain an early advantage with the help of a tricky variation of a common joseki. Level: 5k to 4d

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Extension

A brute extension

Episode #144 - 26 May 2014 By: Young-sun Yoon 8p

A quiet and common joseki suddenly turns into a big battlefield after this brute extension. Level: 5k to 3d

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Approach enclosure

An aggressive approach

Episode #140 - 05 May 2014 - 1 comment

Attacking a one space enclusure very early is a often seen handicap style move, but can also be played in even games. There are many tricks which can be tried to try and get a quick advantage. Level: 7k to 2d

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Zeno and kim

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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Bigkeima

Settle your stones in style

Episode #119 - 17 January 2014 - 1 comment

Attaching at the 3-4 point is a good and stylish way to settle a weak stone or to expand your territory. And you can do it in a tricky way as well! Level: 10k to 2d

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Foolsfollowrules

Fools follow rules

Episode #89 - 29 July 2013 - 18 comments En 069d1b03178128a64e5618e789584ad5258054e75e2337629565feb3c206a0fb Tk 1c30e0897b706abca741ff407c97ea6dafc2e4416466771b92b51f665dbcf8ca

About big tournaments where you listen to Rage against the machine and get inspired to play strong, creative and tricky moves. Level: 8k to 3d

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Elephantsjump

Elephants

Episode #84 - 08 July 2013 - 3 comments En 069d1b03178128a64e5618e789584ad5258054e75e2337629565feb3c206a0fb

In Japanese this jump is called hazama tobi. In Chinese it is referred to as the elephant's jump. Level: 8k to 2d

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Joseki

Crazy Hanky

Episode #60 - 04 March 2013 - 2 comments By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p En 069d1b03178128a64e5618e789584ad5258054e75e2337629565feb3c206a0fb Tk 1c30e0897b706abca741ff407c97ea6dafc2e4416466771b92b51f665dbcf8ca

Topics: Cat in tree, burning house, giraffes and a plant called Hanky. Oh and some baduk. Level: 6k to 2d

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Akoreantrickplay

A Korean trick play

Episode #38 - 19 November 2012 - 4 comments By: Kim Sung-rae 8p

This trick play is hard to punish as the moves to punish it are hard to find. Try it sometime!

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Tricky

It's tricky, tricky, tricky

Episode #29 - 01 October 2012 - 9 comments En 069d1b03178128a64e5618e789584ad5258054e75e2337629565feb3c206a0fb

This episode shows a trick play which can arise when a 4-4 star point is approached from both sides. Level: 9k to 1d

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Raccoondogsbelly

The raccoon dog's belly

Episode #23 - 22 August 2012 - 5 comments En 069d1b03178128a64e5618e789584ad5258054e75e2337629565feb3c206a0fb

This is one of the most beautiful and surprising tesujis in the game of go. No wonder the raccoon dog likes it so much! Level: 15k to 4d

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Episode2image

A Chinese tesuji against moyo

Episode #2 - 26 March 2012 - 7 comments Pt 6bb6ef8df58f2bef685afbd65778f23566b95433b65af53ecf9f311dbc361fb5 Tk 1c30e0897b706abca741ff407c97ea6dafc2e4416466771b92b51f665dbcf8ca En 069d1b03178128a64e5618e789584ad5258054e75e2337629565feb3c206a0fb

In this screencast, we will show an interesting "trick"-move that Kim learned when he was studying go in China. It is suitable for combatting moyo positions like the san-ren-sei. Level: 5k to 6d

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