I was thinking about a fuseki strategy lately that would have been based mainly on ignoring the corners and playing on the side star points. The idea came about when I noticed that most approach josekis (moves designed to provide a balanced/fair result for both players) involve some kind of extension towards the side to settle the approaching group. Therefore, the idea is that if I already have all the sides, I can approach all the corners while keeping sente.

Here is what I am thinking about.

In **example 1**, letās say that the opponent plays a 3-4, then you can approach it from every side and keep sente:

In **example 2**, letās say that the opponent plays a 4-4, then you can invade it, keep sente and have the side stones already in place to harass the white walls

In **example 3**, letās say that the opponent plays a 4-4, Black invades and White decides to keep the corners. Then the side stones are already in place to extend the result and keep sente:

Of course, the opponent will not play just 3-4 or 4-4 all the way or they might even play something else and a realistic board might look like the one in this game which was my first test:

In this game I am White and even though this is a fuseki designed for Black, I wanted to try it. As far as I can tell and in my best of knowledge, there is no case where having a side stone is detrimental to an approach/joseki. That does not mean that it is good or optimal, however.

I am currently testing the idea and I am planning to start some DGS games against 1 dan players to see how they will deal with it, but I thought Iād begin a discussion here and ask the **opinions** and **ideas** of the more experienced players of the forum and whether they know if this has ever been tried, looked into and discarded. And **if not**, if it is worth checking out.

Thank you for your time.

**Disclaimer**: I honestly do not know the answer since I am not much āin the loopā of what Pros or AI play, neither am I deep into Go studing (only studied elementary material during 2016-2017 when I was learning the game). I did check on senseiās and didnāt find it in Strange Openings, so here I am.