Driving Tesuji

  Difficulty: Advanced   Keywords: Tesuji, Tactics

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Setup
Crude moves
Driving tesuji
Joseki
Driving tesuji in joseki
Avoiding the driving tesuji
Driving for overall position

Driving Tesuji

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Setup  

Consider this situation. Black is under pressure at the upper side.

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Crude moves  

The crude atari of B1 and the pushing from behind of B3 is not satisfactory. The marked stone remains in a nice position, attacking the eye shape of Black's group and not suffering any loss of liberties.

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Driving tesuji  

B1 is the driving tesuji, giving Black two sente moves at B3 and B5, pushing through the small gap, hurting the marked stone.


Driving tesuji in joseki

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Joseki  

B1 is a tesuji with a double threat and in fact is the only joseki move in this position.

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Driving tesuji in joseki  

If White continues with an understandable W2, then the following sequence B3-B7 is the driving tesuji.

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Avoiding the driving tesuji  

More often than not, White does not like above result and plays something like W2 to avoid the driving tesuji.


Driving tesuji in an overall position

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Driving for overall position  

This example from Teaching Game 44 / B 91 is similar: White's marked stone is weakened. Black thinks of 1 and 3 as disposable stones now.



Examples

See also


Driving Tesuji last edited by Unkx80 on September 26, 2010 - 17:20
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