Block

Godly steamrollers

Episode #210 - 08 July 2015 By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

Flatten your opponent with a steamroller. Both Magnetron and Thor posses these mighty devices. Be careful not to become a pancake! Level: 2k to 5d

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Slow steady

Pavlov doggy

Episode #209 - 30 June 2015 By: Kim Young-sam 7D

New innovations in one of the most often played josekis. Test your opponent first before playing a slow, but steady, joseki move. Level: 4k to 5d

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Descend

Dinerchtein's new joseki

Episode #202 - 04 May 2015 By: Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p

This joseki is an invention of Dinerchtein, you can not find it in books or professional games (yet). It is closely related to other josekis and even the trick play that we saw in our very first episode resembles this pattern a bit. Level: 3k to 4d

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Hane

Hane

Episode #200 - 21 April 2015 By: Young-sun Yoon 8p

It's all about the.. hane! Level: 6k to 4d

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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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Zenlikemove

A tobi that creates miai

Episode #170 - 27 October 2014

This simple tobi avoids many complicated joseki variations. A recent Japanese innovation. Level: 5k to 4d

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Crazy opening

The ninja star

Episode #169 - 20 October 2014 By: Alexandre Dinerchtein 3p

Throwing a ninja star at your opponent might seem rude. This modern opening has been played by top professional players though and will suit you well if you are a strong ninja fighter! Level: 5k to 4d

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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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Pincerjoseki

Young-sun's pincer adventures

Episode #153 - 21 July 2014 By: Young-sun Yoon 8p

The close pincer is the most often played pincer. Here we focus on what happens when white tries to jump out. Level: 5k to 4d

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Where to pincer

The far low approach

Episode #151 - 11 July 2014 By: Young-sun Yoon 8p

What are the differences between the various pincers of the far low approach? Level: 5k to 6d

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3 4pointjoseki

Two testing moves

Episode #145 - 02 June 2014 By: Young-sun Yoon 8p

Two fine probes undergo thorough examination. Level: 6k to 2d

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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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Attaching to the pincer

Dealing with the pincer

Episode #139 - 28 April 2014

Various ways of dealing with the low one-space pincer. Level: 8k to 2d

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Sansaneasteregg

San-san opening

Episode #138 - 21 April 2014 - 9 comments

Germans and Dutchies alike love the simplicity but also the deep strategy behind the 3-3 point. (And ok, Ajax lost 5-1) Level: 10k to 2d

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Atari cut

Cut it like a master

Episode #134 - 31 March 2014 - 2 comments By: Cho Hye Yeon 9p

Park Junghwan also plays in the Chinese A league, here we see him in action against Chen Yaoye. Level: 5k to 5d

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