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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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A corner enclosureor just enclosure joski created in a corner where one player has made two moves in the same corner, thereby enclosing the corner. The most common of these, the small low enclosureis shown in the first diagram.

When a reference to a shimari or enclosure enclisure made without further specification, this is generally the enclosure meant. It has been difficult to standardise terminology here on SL. Many players prefer to say shimariand use the associated Japanese terms like keimaogeimaetc.

The page titles of the enclosure pages are consistently named by the coordinates of the stones, like enclosurebut you may also find the same enclosure referred to by other names, such as small low enclosuresmall knight’s enclosurethe Japanese kogeima-jimari or enclosude the mixed language small low shimari.

See enclosure nomenclature and enclosure notation for detailed discussion. Most enclosures have the purpose of making territory. To be effective, enclosure stones should be close enough to each other so that they enclisure be split, yet far enough from each other to avoid overconcentration. Because of this, most enclosures are built with four types of moves, the small knight’s moveone point jumplarge knight’s move and two point jump.


Enclsure these, the knight’s moves are generally more common than the jumps, and the closer moves are more common than the further moves.

Enclosure at Sensei’s Library

The most common enclosures are those based on the point. This is because the point is a very popular first move in the corner, and because a point makes for an unbalanced cornerwhere having the next move is quite effective.

Symmetrical moves, like the point and point are not unbalanced, focusing instead on speed of development. The page at enclosure joseki is a reference for variations in enclosure positions. The fundamental enclosuer are those of invasionreductionprobe and aji.

Some of the depth of the game of go shows in the way each enclosure has its own definite character, when discussed in terms of those concepts. These are the four common enclosures from a stone, in order of occurrence in professional play. The first three especially are popular, and are found in many thousands of professional games. From a stone, it is normal to enclose on the enclosurre side.

Enclosures on the other side are rare, and are usually only played when there is already a friendly stone reasonably nearby along the open side, such as in the Chinese fuseki.

The first ojseki, with a low extension from the stone, are by far the most popular of the four, as they generally provide good balance between influence and territory. The high extension enclosures provide a lot of influence, but it is hard to make territory with them.

4-4 point Enclosure josekis

Since the stone makes for a very stable, balanced corner, it is not urgent to build an enclosure with it. If players do build an enclosure, they will normally use a knight’s move or large knight’s move to do so, balancing territory and influence.


Fromby far the most usual enclosure is the one withwhich results in the enclosure already listed above. Other enclosures from this stone necessarily result in positions that aim mainly at influence.

The three most common of these, in order of occurrence in professional play, are shown. Other enclosures are possible, but very rare. They usually indicate a special plan. See unusual enclosures for more details. The following joseji statistics for how often the given enclosure was found in professional games in an otherwise empty 10×10 corner.

The database used was GoGoD winter edition with games up to december Results have been rounded to two significant decimal places:.

Enclosure Josekis – The Book at Sensei’s Library

It is dubious to call several of these jseki though. Particularly the very large knight’s move enclosures have the stones so far apart that they can often still be split.

From the above statistics we can say that there are five standard enclosures those with thousands of hitsand seven or eight semi-standard enclosures those with hundreds of hits. Other moves are at best “special circumstance” or “experimental” enclosures. OpeningGo term. Enclosure last edited by hnishy on May 10, – Edit page Discuss page 3.