Dictionary of Fighting on the Sides

This is not a dictionary but a selection of 35 patterns that are sorted into chapters about invasions, follow-up joseki, handicap fuseki, and yosu-miru. Each pattern is discussed in middle game joseki variations. The reader should be encouraged to think about reasons or aims to form or choose among them and about finding tesuji where necessary. Thereby he can learn to avoid failure variations. The book should not be used as a source of learning by rote memorization. Instead analysis of the standard examples should be considered as reference material for studying thinking about middle game joseki in general, however, the reader must discover study objectives by himself because the book hides them in the diagram variations.

Robert Jasiek <jasiek@snafu.de>

Date: 05 Mar 2002