*Joseki Level 2*

Basic Joseki
Basic Joseki

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Xinwen has been teaching Shu En (Xinwen’s next best student) and one topic covered the joseki shown above. Experts had said this is Japanese invented joseki which still considerably popular but not much seen.

Full lecture can be obtained here.

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*Primary Sequence*

Primary Sequence
Primary Sequence

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To  Xinwen, this is the primary sequence or can be said to be the easiest variation out of all. Black 9 may choose not to atari and instead just played one move just bottom of “5” if the ladder doesnt work for black.

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*Case Study*

(White) So Yokoku, 8p - (Black) Yamada Kimio, 9p
(White) So Yokoku, 8p - (Black) Yamada Kimio, 9p
(White) Rin Kaiho, 9p - Cho Chikun, 8p (Black)
(White) Rin Kaiho, 9p - (Black) Cho Chikun, 8p

[move 24 at 10]

(White) Zhang Xuan, 1p - (Black) Kurahashi Masayuki, 1p
(White) Zhang Xuan, 1p - (Black) Kurahashi Masayuki, 1p

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*Xinwen’s tips in learning Joseki or Fuseki*

This is Xinwen’s way of learning go, if you’re to study your favourite joseki, then look for professional games of related joseki and try to comprehend the variants they have chosen. The same goes to studying fuseki.

Xinwen loves memorising professional game, and most of the time he learned new josekis from old kifu.