Cross-Cut

    Keywords: Shape

Chinese: 扭断 (niu3 duan4); 扭十字 (niu3 shi2 zi4)
Japanese: (kirichigai) 切り違え (kiri chigae)
Korean:

A cross-cut is typically the most aggressive response to a hane, leading immediately to fighting. It can also be used to make sabaki in the opponent's area of influence.

[Diagram]
Cross-cut  

Follow up

The cross-cut produces an extremely urgent position, because there are four separate groups with only two liberties each. Therefore, tenuki next is very unlikely. Because the cross-cut typically leads to fighting, the follow-up usually must be chosen by reading and not by general principles. Two typical continuations are

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Cross-Cut last edited by 109.65.107.224 on October 17, 2014 - 13:54
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