The Nihon Ki-in, Small Encyclopedia by Max Golem The Fuseki Small Encyclopedia covers basic opening strategy for the game of go. Although a few common corner openings (joseki) are discussed, the idea here is to concentrate on applying the basic principles of whole-board openings (fuseki) so you can choose the joseki that is the most suitable for the whole-board position. After reading this book, you will find it easier to figure out what is important on the board and what to do when your opponent departs from the flow of the game.
Thirteen chapters examine the full spectrum of go openings, which are divided into twenty-nine specific patterns and strategies. The traditional order of play is emphasized - (1) empty corners; (2) a corner enclosure (shimari); (3) an approach of pincer; (4) an extension along the side; then lastly, (5) a jump out into the center - but popular departures from this order, such as three star points in a row (senrensei) and the Chinese fuseki, are given considerable coverage.
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