This is a thread for anything 13 x 13. Post your games, strategies and general thoughts here.
13 x 13 is, I feel, the least played out of the three most common sizes. (Anyone got stats?) People seem to like the extremes of 9 x 9 and 19 x 19, one of them very tactic-heavy, the other very strategy-heavy (?). I’ve heard people call 13 x 13 “boring” in comparison.
I often feel that 13 x 13 is the most difficult board size out of the three for me. It requires good whole-board judgment. Many local moves I play seem to have immediate unintended side effects globally.
Personally I avoid 4-4 openings since 3-3 invasions feel big, so I often play dual 3-4 with either colour. Approaches on the widest side feel dangerous because a responding pincer threatens both your approach and your own corner.
How do people feel about tengen as an opening move (for either colour)?
Handicap stones feel much better placed on 4-4 stones than on 3-3 stones IMO.
Here’s two old posts I’ve found with 13 x 13 meta recommendations: