Tesuji

PageType: Path     Keywords: Tesuji, Go term, Index page

Chinese: 手筋 (shŏujīn)
Japanese: 手筋 (tesuji)
Korean: 맥 or 脈 (Maek)

A tesuji 手筋 is a clever play, the best play in a local position, a skillful move, a special tactic. Tesujis come in all forms and shapes, some are more known than others. See good play for other ways of being complimentary. See suji or technique for more.

Table of contents

Types of Tesuji

Capturing

Kageyama says "If you want to capture stones, hold up two fingers and say to yourself: 'Can I capture with the net?' and 'Can I capture with the ladder?'"

There are many other capturing tesuji:

Attacking

General cases of clever attack. These plays often help to make a capture.

Defending

Winning race.

Making eyes or eye-space

Shortage of Liberties Tesuji

Miai Tesuji

Shape Tesuji

Yose Tesuji

Miscellaneous

Tesuji exercises

Books

See also

  • Tsumego: Tesuji are often used to solve tsumego.
  • Stupid Moves: In some cases, players just cannot stop themselves and they play anti-sujis, or patently bad moves.
  • Goproblems.com: There are several tesuji problems to be found there.
  • Don't forget to learn the difference between Tesuji and Myoshu


Tesuji last edited by tapir on January 23, 2011 - 00:50
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