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Aug 20, This gives an overview of point Enclosure Josekis (that is, joseki that start with a shimari rather than a single stone) that have a page (or. May 10, The page at enclosure joseki is a reference for variations in enclosure positions. The fundamental ideas are those of invasion, reduction, probe. Jan 2, It looks forward to local development to form a corner enclosure. . For joseki arising from these positions, see point enclosure joseki.

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This page is the start page for many point joseki.

For many centuries, the point has been the most common way to start a game. Over enclosuer ages, many joseki have appeared for approaching the lone stone. The point aims at balancing territory and influence. It looks forward to local development to form a corner enclosure. See approach, high or low for discussion regarding how to choose an approach move. The most common approach moves for White are:.

point Enclosure josekis at Sensei’s Library

The approaches at x and y are commonly regarded as mistakes. If Black has the next move in this enflosure, then Black can make a point enclosure. White aims to challenge black’s claim to the corner territory.

The most common replies are pincersoften leading to complicated joseki. See high vs low pincer for discussion on choosing which pincer to play.

For an overview of variations, see point low approach. For more detail on a specific move, click on the letter in the diagram. The high approach to the point is a modern tactic, aiming to build influence. Enclsure an overview of variations, see point high approach. The distant approaches allow black to take the corner territory easily, but avoid the violent fighting that can result from a pincer against a closer approach.


For a context where the distant approach is commonly used, see Kobayashi fuseki. For an overview of variations, see point distant low approach.

Enclosure Josekis – The Book

For an overview of variations, see point distant high approach. Approaches a – c are sometimes used against the Chinese fusekisee point approach from the wrong direction.

The shoulder hit at e is not considered to be joseki. Click on the letters in the diagram for more information. If white does not approach the corner, black will usually add a second stone to make an enclosure but see Chinese fuseki. The most common enclosures are shown below; click on the letter for more details. For joseki arising from these positions, see point enclosure joseki. Source for all statistics on this page is the latest update of MasterGocontaining around The distance setting was invariably 4.

Here only a sample from until now was used to give the modern preferences. More on the big historical changes in the next paragraph. When players tried new ideas in the 30s, first the distant approach became popular, in the period from to it was played in nearly each third case.

Later on, this move lost in popularity gradually and is rarely played today, although Go Seigen advocated it recently.


The one space high approach – today’s joseli move, started to gain attention in the mid-twenties and got popular slowly but steadily, and only fifty years later it became more popular than the low approach. I’m not sure these simple statistics tell the whole story. It would be more interesting to see what happens in positions where both high and low approaches are appropriate.

Enclosure Joseki

Enclosurw example, the high approach is often more appropriate in moyo-oriented games, the low approach in territorial games. In other words, whether the high or low approach is played depends on the larger scale position, not just on the corner. No, it does not, but it should raise awareness about historical change in joseki choice right from the beginning. Encloxure you first come across a point and wonder what you can do after that and look in SL for ideas that is.

Leaving you with a less rigid concept of Joseki Even if it does not tell the whole story it is based on a database research though.

Enclosure at Sensei’s Library

Another background for this statistics is to help players keep in mind that the low enclisure is still a move to consider. I know a lot of players, who never play it. OpeningJosekiIndex page. Edit page Discuss page 3.


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