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Setting up for Tiger's Mouth Snapback  

I have seen a lot of problems lately (especially in Graded Go Problems for Beginners, 20-15kyu), where this pattern comes up.

The play at 1 should be considered an atari on marked stones, just as if played at a.

This is because, after this setup, a play at b will kill those marked stones ... they could capture the stone at b, but then be captured via snapback by another play at b.

Black's play at 1 may be more useful than playing at a, and is a good pattern to know. If nothing else, important not to fall into it's trap! (tiger trap? heh).

Antinoun/TigersMouthSnapback last edited by antinoun on November 1, 2009 - 02:54
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