Jaw strap

  Difficulty: Intermediate  

Chinese:
Japanese アゴひも (agohimo)
Korean:

A jaw strap is a rarely used Go term for a form of net that results in a loose ladder.

Example 1

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Problem  

The white+circle stone cuts the Black stones into two groups. What can Black do?

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Jaw strap  

B1 is a jaw strap, and is the only move to capture white+circle and connect the black groups.

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Jaw strap  

If W2 resists, it results in a loose ladder up to B5.


Example 2

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Problem  

How should Black respond to white+circle?

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Jaw strap  

The solution is the jaw strap of B1.

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Jaw strap  

Should W2 attempts to escape, then W3 onwards pursue with a loose ladder...

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Jaw strap  

... and captures the White chain.


See also:

John F. Chin strap is much, much more common in English.


Jaw strap last edited by 86.157.9.9 on January 15, 2015 - 14:15
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