Crane's Nest Tesuji

Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Tesuji

Chinese: 乌龟不出头 (wū guī bù chū tóu)
Japanese: 鶴の巣籠り (tsuru no sugomori)
Korean: -

The crane's nest tesuji is a classic tesuji used to capture fleeing stones.

White to capture the black stones

Black has just played , with the intention of connecting his three stones on the left with . How can White capture those stones?

White 2 is tesuji

White captures the stones with the crane's nest tesuji. ( at )

In Poland we call this tesuji kraszek (in English you could say crashek) after of Janusz Kraszek.

--Marcin Kaminski

Proverbs:

Black might try to connect through a...

You can do a variation of this tesuji to four stones as well.

But White 2 is tesuji here.

You can learn a lot from tesuji even if you don't get to play those exact tesuji :)

unkx80: You want problems? You have problems!

Velobici: Problems, I got. More go problems, I appreciate ;)

Problem 1. (White to play)
Problem 1 solution

blacklabel: black is dead. is tesuji. if black tries to escape at , white answers at . useless since is snapback ( at b). if white plays 1 at 2 black can escape at 1 and whites cut at a would be atari after black plays b

greetings blacklabel (sometimes to be found on kgs :) )

Problem 2. (White to play)
Problem 2 solution

blacklabel: black is dead. white plays , tries to escape, and cuts. useless, since creates snapback( at b). note white has to attack from above. otherwise cutting stone (which would be at a is atari after black b and black can escape.

so 1 really is tesuji here, every other play lets black escape killing the 4 whites on the side and leaving the rest crumbled

greetings blacklabel (sometimes to be found on kgs :) )