resolve the ko

  Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Ko

Chinese: 消劫 (xiao1 jie2)
Japanese: (コウを)解消 (kaishō)
Korean: -

There are basically two ways to resolve a ko (that is, to end a ko):

1. Connection

[Diagram]
ko  

Black has played a ko-threat to which White decides not to respond :

[Diagram]
Connection  

W1 connects and thereby resolves the ko, in short white connects the ko.



2. Capture

[Diagram]
ko  

If the marked stone is present, White can resolve the ko in a different way.

[Diagram]
Capture  

It is now more profitable to capture the marked black stone to end the ko.


resolve the ko last edited by 46.202.98.67 on May 15, 2012 - 20:16
RecentChanges · StartingPoints · About
Edit page ·Search · Related · Page info · Latest diff
[Welcome to Sensei's Library!]
RecentChanges
StartingPoints
About
RandomPage
Search position
Page history
Latest page diff
Partner sites:
Go Teaching Ladder
Goproblems.com
Login / Prefs
Tools
Sensei's Library