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Lecture, NiRenSei, SanRenSei

4 Variations: From Ni-Rensei (two star points) to San-Rensei (three star points)…

From Ni-Rensei (two star points) to San-Rensei (three star points)…

Lets have a look, how San-RenSei can be played by some alternatives (4 variations) and how Black can prevent white to answer with San-Rensei. Herefore we start with the Two star points opening, so called Ni-Rensei.


Milton N. Bradley with Clayton Wilkie assisting, giving an outdoor demo of Go at Coindre Hall, Huntington, N.Y. during the Huntington Fall Festival, 1995

Milton N. Bradley with Clayton Wilkie assisting, giving an outdoor demo of Go at Coindre Hall, Huntington, N.Y. during the Huntington Fall Festival, 1995

Usually, black’s aim in this Ni-RenSei fuseki is to play a fast paced game. White’s first two moves can be anything basically but here we are especially interested in a white ni-rensei as well because this fuseki pattern is quite popular recently.

I have put together the different options in one SGF, how black can play from this Two star points further on which I found on Gobase.org. (Rec.: Tks to Milton N. Bradley for the request and Jan van der Steen.)

Various strategies are possible from the position shown in the first diagram. Black can enlarge his area of control with A or immediately build a moyo with B (which would create a so-called san-rensei pattern).

Alternatively, black can make the game small-scale by approaching white’s position from the inside with C or D. Although various other moves have been played in this position the final move which is explicitely shown is black E. (Source: Gobase.org (C) Milton N. Bradley)


For your individual Go training pick up the SGF here:  Eidogo | OGS

You find in the SGF different options (4 variations)… have fun with GO ! – Yours, LinuxGooo  



About LinuxGooo

I am a real Go Beginner… but I like to learn and have fun with. And I fell in love with playing for influence (mainly San-RenSei fuseki, Cosmic style) as white and black. … 26th Jan 2014 I started on KGS (as 6-7kyu since Sept), another global GO Server on the web. On 4th March 2014 I registrated on OGS (Online Go Server). In July I began to play on Korean servers, on Tygem (10kyu) and on Wbaduk (11kyu). If possible by time, I like to have reviews and analysis of my games, which helps to progress (beside observing/Kibitzing Dan games). – My special thanks go to different KGS teachers/players for audio lectures and individual reviews: Dsaun (N.Y.), Battusai, TapJoshua (4D), Troll (2D), MXHero (5D), Shygost (3D), Mingjiu Jiang (7P)… not to forget all the other KGS players who offered me their knowledge and shared their personal experiences. My special tks go to Dsaun for his audio lecture “Shape” (on 22nd Febr 2014) which was the first step into a systemtical learning. Currently I study with www.321go.org and with the first GO book: “Graded Go Problems for Beginners” (Vol. 1-4) by Kano Yoshinori. Volume 1: Introductory Problems Volume 2: Elementary Problems VOlume 3: Intermediate Problems Volume 4: Advanced Problems For individual “offline training” I experimented with and use different bot programmes: Aya 6.34 (1k), Oakfoam GNU Go 3.8 and Zenith 4.4. better known as Zen (5k-5D) (Rec.: Running these bots I use as front end (Goban) Drago.) For editing/rediting SGF files the programme MultiGo 4 is suitable. Have fun behind the board…

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