joseki

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 定石 (jōseki), literally set + stone.

Noun[edit]

joseki (plural josekis)

  1. (game of Go) A studied and standardized sequence of moves in game of Go, especially at a corner of the board, in the opening phase of a game. Joseki have a variety of outcomes and can be beneficial or detrimental based on the situation. However, Joseki theoretically include the best moves locally for each player.

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