Baai no te

    Keywords: Joseki, Go term

Baai no te (場合の手)[1] is a Japanese term for a move that is playable depending on circumstances. The phrase is typically used to describe a move that is not usually considered a joseki move but could be good in certain circumstances, in other words, a special case move.

Example 1

This example comes from [ext] this Japanese site.

B5 is 場合の手. Ba is usual. But Imamura played at B5 because he probably did not want to approach the strong stone, white+circle, even by one space.

Example 2

B8 @ W1

This example comes from [ext] this Japanese site. Kato's attacking play, B10, is 場合の手.

No attack  

If B1, W2 is a good extension, and white+circle is working. Black has no attack.

Example 3

Even exchange  

This example comes from [ext] this Japanese site. (dead link)

W2 is 場合の手. Through B9 this is an even exchange.

[1] From the Japanese word 場合 【ばあい】 (n-adv,n) case; situation; (P) as noted in Jim Breen's WWWJDIC Server

Baai no te last edited by bugcat on August 10, 2021 - 00:19
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