Wedge

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    Keywords: Go term

Chinese: 挖 (wa1)
Japanese: 割込み or ワリコミ (warikomi)
Korean:

The English Go term 'wedge' has two meanings, though the meaning is usually clear in context:

There are many wedge variants.

A move wedging between two enemy stones.

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Wedge  



BobMcGuigan The move above is also an example of hanekomi, a warikomi which is, at the same time, a hane.

A warikomi is often a tesuji used to create cutting points, separate the opponent's stones, or connect your own stones. For example:

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W1 is the warikomi.

This example is from the tesuji dictionary by Segoe Kensaku and Go Seigen.


HolIgor comments.

I was taught that it is to your disadvantage to play between two stones separated by 1 space. I followed this rule to discover later that this is not always true and as the stones appear on both sides of the one-point jump formation you have to consider seriously a probability of a cut. At some point the motto of the day was "Check your connections".

Get good connections, trust your connections but check them.


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Wedge last edited by Dieter on July 22, 2015 - 11:24
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