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Lethal squeeze (White 4 connects)
Black can't resist
White solves a larger problem
Black is dead
The squeeze tesuji is a play by which you squeeze the opponent's stones into an inefficient dumpling shape. Often a successful squeeze includes sacrificing one or more stones to make the opponent's shape bad first.
Squeeze plays are very rewarding and normally quite easy to spot. With a bit of practice you can also see how to set up a squeeze by forcing your opponent into a bad shape, and conversely, how to avoid being squeezed yourself.
... in order to force with and then squeeze with and - ending up with good shape and leaving White in a dango shape.
Black continues to squeeze White, making territory in the process.
White's group is still weak.
The squeeze can also be used as a capturing technique. In this example, Black sacrifices the marked stone to squeeze with and and subsequently kills with .
Before connecting, White pushed a little bit into the center with . Black could not resist . Instead of trying to save the marked stone, White plays .
leaves Black with a very bad shape, and White plays out to , guarding against a cut at a, and sealing off Black's escape route through b.
- The top two examples on this page are shamelessly copied (with permission) from goproblems.com - which has many other tesuji problems as well.