Tiger's mouth

  Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Shape

Chinese: 虎口 (hǔkǒu); 虎 (hǔ)
Japanese: kaketsugi
Korean: 호구

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Tiger's mouth  

This is the reference form of a tiger's mouth. In this form it resembles the mouth of a tiger, yet all symmetrical representations are also thus labeled. The shape is also called tiger shape.

[Diagram]
Tiger's mouth  

Most often, the tiger's mouth comes as a hanging connection. The marked stone is the hanging part. The other two stones block off a white stone.

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Push through  

Pushing through with B1 is also called a tiger's mouth. After W2, Black will connect at a.


Further reading


Tiger's Mouth is also the name of a website for kids and teens set up by the American Go Foundation.


Tiger's mouth last edited by Unkx80 on December 24, 2009 - 16:37
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