The Twenty Most Popular Current(2019) Joseki

How about a Meta Snapshot for Go? :metal:
The images link to the position in the Joseki Explorer.

#1 A Basic 3-3 Invasion (Occurs once every 3 games)

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#2 Another 3-3 Invasion (Occurs once every 4 games)

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#3 Yet Another 3-3 Invasion (Occurs once every 10 games)

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#4 Yet Another 3-3 Invasion (Occurs once every 11 games)

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#5 A 4-4 Joseki (Occurs once every 13 games)

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#6 Shusaku’s Kosumi (Occurs once every 17 games)

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#7 Double Approaching a 4-4 (Occurs once every 17 games)

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#8 Kicking and Attacking an Approach Stone After a Tenuki (Occurs once every 17 games)

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#9 The Flying Knife Joseki (and the final 3-3 invasion on this list) (Occurs once every 19 games)

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#10 Shusaku’s Kosumi with follow-up (Occurs once every 22 games)

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#11 Short and Sweet 3-4 Joseki (Occurs once every 24 games)

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#12 A High Approach Joseki (Occurs once every 28 games)

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#13 3-4 Kick Joseki (Occurs once every 30 games)

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#14 Pressing Joseki (Occurs once every 31 games)

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#15 Double Approaching a 4-4 (Occurs once every 33 games)

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#16 Shoulder Hitting a 4-4 Enclosure (Occurs once every 35 games)

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#17 Large Knight Enclosure Joseki (Occurs once every 37 games)

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#18 Approaching the ‘AlphaGo’ Enclosure (Occurs once every 40 games)

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#19 Kicking from a 4-4 Stone (Occurs once every 46 games)

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#20 Pincering an Approach Stone After a Tenuki (Occurs once every 49 games)

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edit: Had an oversight and skipped #8 from the list, I was indeed puzzled as to why I thought I had twenty initially

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Is this list and the statistics based on popularity on OGS? From recent pro games? Or elsewhere?

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Good question.

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Oh good question, I intended to make the first reply contain that information but I forgot. It is from professional games from the beginning of 2019 until 11-21-2019. However, even within that dataset, it is not 100% accurate (it is still very accurate imo) because of sequence transpositions and the same joseki occurring twice in one game.

What I mean by inaccuracy due to transpositions is #8 might begin with White approaching a corner enclosure instead of from a tenuki (like this) or #20 in the same way.

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It’s surprising to me that #6 (the “Shusaku kosumi”) is more popular than #11 (the keima retreat). People are always telling me that the keima is the popular one.

That used to be the case but AI tend to prefer kosumi and so it’s returning to favour

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