Welcome to the GoBase.org Fuseki Dictionary. The dictionary will enable you to perform fuseki (opening) searches in thousands of online professional Go games. Each query will result in a list of all games featuring the selected opening pattern and besides a variation tree containing all encountered continuations merged and ordered by hit frequency. The queries are performed by the batch version of the Go database program GoBase.
|Private Pattern Collection|
While the fixed set of patterns presented below is convenient to explore the vast universe of fuseki patterns in an orderly fashion the GoBase repository service might be more convenient to study your own games and to establish your own collection of patterns. It will enable you to keep track of any developments in your own repertoire of opening patterns for example.
|Learn from Fuseki|
One of the problems while creating a WWW interface for an opening
dictionary is how to deal with the vast amount of opening patterns
possible in the game of Go. There are literally thousands of possible
patterns after just the first 4-6 moves played. The index below is
based on the excellent set of books Kihon Fuseki Jiten
(Basic Fuseki Dictionary, edited by
The dictionary is divided in two parts. The first part deals with all komoku style openings as for example the famous Shusaku fuseki type.
The second part deals with the modern hoshi style openings, like ni-ren sei (two hoshi stones in a row) and san-ren sei (three hoshi stones in a row), both fuseki types intensively investigated and practised by the famous and popular Japanese professional Takemiya Masaki, the diagonal hoshi fuseki and the Chinese opening. The low variation of the latter adopted by the Japanese professional Kato Masao and the high version especially popular with the Japanese professional Hane Yasumasa.
The final chapter of part II deals with very creative (and rare) patterns which have been tried out, especially during the shin-fuseki era (beginning of the 20th century, most notably the very daring experiments by Go Seigen and Kitani Minoru.
When your browser supports client-side image maps (Netscape and Microsoft Explorer do) then a special service will be available to you:
This enables you to build variation trees of for example ni-ren sei (part II, chapter 1) or the high Chinese fuseki pattern (part II, chapter 4) disregarding the exact position of the opponents stones. It also enables you to investigate sub-patterns which occur in the full-board positions.
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