joseki 2
Diagram 1 – Modern Joseki

Diagram 1, In this case, the result is favourable for black because Black does not exchange at A and B and thus White forcing move at C and D is not sente.



Diagram 2, In modern joseki, it is very likely that White will choose move-3 to block and ended at move-8 is common expectation. Black can exploit at A later, this result is considerably even for both.

Diagram 3, If white chose to extend down at move-8 which may immobilize black  marked-stone. Black hane out from move-11 and move-13 became a “change in strategy“. Still playable by both.



Diagram 4, White move-11 hane block then retreat at move-13 is possible. White is happier in this result because Black A cut from Diagram 3 has been eliminated.

Diagram 5, Black can tenuki and take the point at move-2 emphasizes on speed. White move-3 san-san, Black has to move-4 to move-27 dug out are to be expected. White is thick, and Black has sente and speed in fuseki.



Diagram 6, Black move-4 hane decided to ask for a change in tactics follows-up to move-8 making the shape lighter to prevent White move-7 to get thicker. The result is uncertain to judge – still need to study further.

Diagram 7, White move-6 connect can be considered then hane at move-8. Black tenuki at move-9; if this move was to make at move-10 haneWhite could get all the left side development from White A – Black – White then Black D. White tenuki at E emphasizes speed, If black cuts at E, White will fights at F.