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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The most common jeongseok

Episode #57 - 18 February 2013 - 4 comments By: Baek Jihee 2p En Tk

Most of you will know this jeongseok (joseki). But how to continue after the joseki has been played? There are many follow-up moves to explore. Level: 20k to 5d

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Invading an unfinished castle

Episode #55 - 11 February 2013 - 1 comment By: Kim Sung-rae 8p

"Invade a moyo one move before it becomes territory". Or invade a castle before the walls get too high. Let's see how to invade this particular position.

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Invading a big castle

Episode #52 - 28 January 2013 By: Kim Sung-rae 8p

In episode #42 we discussed invading a small castle. In this episode we have a look at invading a slightly bigger castle.

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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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Shimari probe

Episode #32 - 22 October 2012 - 5 comments

Playing a probe to see how your opponent answers is a high level technique. Let's see a few variations of this in action.

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Two step pincer

Episode #28 - 24 September 2012 - 4 comments

We coined this very far pincer the "Two step pincer". It is interesting to see how baduk evolves and innovates. Try this far pincer to surprise your opponent!

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Keima enclosure, invasion 3

Episode #26 - 10 September 2012

This is the last episode in the series of the invasion of a hoshi stone with a keima enclosure.

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Keima enclosure, invasion 2

Episode #25 - 03 September 2012 - 1 comment

This episode continues the series we started last week and shows more invasion possibilities again the keima enclosure from a hoshi stone.

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Keima enclosure, invasion 1

Episode #24 - 27 August 2012

The keima enclosure from a 4-4 point is a strong solid move, almost like a shimari from a 3-4 point. However it can still be invaded and approached.

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Keep it simple

Episode #20 - 01 August 2012 - 4 comments

Today another review of a game played by one of our loyal fans: Helge Böger. His name on KGS is 'Moin9' and his rank is 1kyu.

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Kitani Minoru

Episode #19 - 27 July 2012 - 4 comments

Together with his friend and rival Go Seigen, Kitani Minoru developed the Shin-fuseki ('New fuseki'). Famous as a go player as well as a go teacher, Kitani is also known for his trademark josekis. This week we look at one of his games against Sakato Eio in which he shows his special joseki choices.

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Episode #17 - 12 July 2012 - 10 comments

Dosaku (1645-1702) was a go master famous for making his opponent overconcentrated. He also invented the tewari technique. Let's have a look at one of his most famous games.

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The strong inside hane

Episode #14 - 20 June 2012 - 2 comments En

When invading takamoku (4-5 point) at the 3-4 point, you should be aware of the strong inside hane or you might end up tricked. Level: 15k to 2d

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San-san (part 2)

Episode #12 - 04 June 2012 - 3 comments

This episode continues to explore the various variations which can occur when invading at the 3-3 point (san-san.)

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San san

San-san (part 1)

Episode #11 - 27 May 2012 - 1 comment En

In this episode we give some insights into the main weakness of a hoshi stone: the 3-3 point. Level: 15k to 1k

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Daidaigeima (大大ゲイマ)

Episode #10 - 21 May 2012 - 6 comments En Tk

You all know the keima and the ogeima, but have you ever heard of the very large knight's move, the daidaigeima? Level: 6k to 2d

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Sticky moves in the corner

Episode #9 - 14 May 2012 - 1 comment En Tk

A popular korean joseki is explored and we focus on the aji in the corner of one of the variations. Level: 5k to 3d

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Keima on the second line

Episode #6 - 23 April 2012 - 10 comments En Tk

This episode shows a strong keima move which is often overlooked in the fuseki. Try it sometime instead of more common alternatives. Level: 6k to 4d

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Expect the unexpected

Episode #3 - 01 April 2012 - 1 comment Pt Tk En

In the opening stages of the game you often play josekis you know well. But be careful! When other stones are around, you should expect the unexpected! Level: 5k to 2d

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