Pinch

In the Yunguseng Dojang’s first lecture of season 26, Hwang In-seong 8-dan showed the “pinch” tesuji. This name comes from the Korean word for the kind of move that is called “atekomi” in Japanese. This page explains the nuances and links to related training problems.

Openings of the AI age

I wrote a program that takes thousands of pro-level games, extracts the first twenty moves and assembles them in a single tree. Here I have chosen games from 2016 – the year that AlphaGo made its impact – to 2019 so we can study what kind of openings are played in the AI age.