In Go, a joseki is a common pattern of moves that leads to a locally even result. Usually focused on the corners during the opening.

You should prefer (or at least also use, when appropriate) for questions about specific deviations and for questions about the opening that aren't related to a particular joseki.

Online sources for joseki include

  • Sensei's Library, especially the Taxonomy of Joseki

  • Josekipedia, wiki style

  • Eidogo, you can choose to search either Kogo's Joseki Dictionary or a database of pro games

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