Orthodox Opening II

In this post, we are going to discuss the variations of the two-space low pincer in the orthodox opening. White has three possible responses. Tenuki is not good because black can kick the white stone and then jump. The pincer stone is in the perfect place to attack. If white goes to the corner, black can … Continue reading Orthodox Opening II


Orthodox Opening I

When white approaches the star point, D is the most common response by black. But pincering is also possible. In this post, I will discuss which pincer is to choose. The conclusion in general is the two-space low pincer at B is the best. White should go to the corner if black plays the one-space … Continue reading Orthodox Opening I

Kobayashi Opening I: One-space high approach

The Kobayashi opening has been fallen out of favour in recent years, but the pros are still studying it and have found some new variations. The one-space high approach used to be considered bad because black can attack it and settle on both sides. Other than jumping mindlessly, there are other options for white, ranging from B to D. … Continue reading Kobayashi Opening I: One-space high approach