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The 4-4 spot in the corner is a well balanced move on the 19x19 board. It has some influence on the corner and gives you strength in the center. I don't like it as much on the 13x13 board because the center is small and strength facing outwards often turns into over concentration. The main use of a strong group is to attack weaker groups elsewhere on the ...


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13x13 is a bit of a faster game than 19x19, but the same general principles for fuseki apply. (This is the main difference between 13x13 and 9x9, where the board is small enough to preclude a real opening) The 4-4 is a center-facing move, emphasizing influence over strength. It leaves you open to losing the corner with an opponants 3-3 and the resulting ...


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Territory is more important on a 13X13 board than on a 19x19 board, because it's smaller. Therefore, a given chunk of territory is more valuable. That is because the corner josekis give a "fixed" amount of territory, while the resulting outer walls are worth less (and overlap more) on the 13 x13 board. So you should play a "lower" (near the edge) more ...


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On a 13 x13 board, I'd make your third move on the center point, and try to "control the center," as in chess. It can be done on a full 19x19 board, but that is a very sophisticated way of playing because the center stone can be more easily gotten around. It's worth more on the smaller board because it almost links your two corner stones together and makes ...



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