So for the first week, I was thinking about all the different josekis I could bring up, but in the end, I felt it was best to just start with the basics as our forums had just recently actually gone public. So for this week, I'm going to just cover the most basic small knight's approach to the 4-4 point joseki and cover its AI variants next week.
Please understand for all my posts, that I am nowhere near the level of a professional's and my posts on this forum are just to keep things lively. If I make any mistakes within my posts, please let me know!
So the most basic joseki, the low knight's approach to the 4-4 point is mostly a passive play. As you can see in the diagram below, black gets to keep the corner while white settles on the side.
In the next variant, black plays on the 4th line instead of on the 4th, and in doing so, there is more influence as well as potential territory gain. However, jumping on the 4th line does leave weakness for invasions at the M-17 point so black spends another move protecting.
White 4 in the diagram below is also a widely played joseki that allows white to extend further onto the right side. Black, at this point, will probably tenuki. Black's shape holds a weakness at C and B, while white also has a weakness at A, which makes this playable for both sides. The invasion at A will be covered for this week's hanegma section, so check that out!
I understand that I haven't covered much of this joseki's variants, but I hope this is useful to beginners who are just beginning to learn the game! Once again, I am only a AGA 3D, so I may mistakes and so please add on or correct me when you see something wrong!