Keywords: Go term

Chinese: 镇 (zhen4); 镇头 (zhen4 tou2)
Japanese: boshi (帽子 or ボウシ bōshi)
Korean: 모자씌움/帽子씌움 or 모착/帽着 (mo ja ss'eui um or mo ja shi um or mo chak)

A cap is a move above the opponent's stone, usually at a distance of one space. It is a common move for reducing a framework or for attacking a weak group. It can be seen as the counterpart of the one point jump.



Cap as a reduction move  

Here the cap reduces the moyo formed by the black stones. If Black were allowed to play at 1, his moyo would be perfected.

Cap as an attacking move  

Here the cap blocks off White's natural escape to the center. The purpose can be twofold: make territory at the top while White is fleeing along dame points and/or create thickness towards the center.

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Cap last edited by ViciousMan on July 12, 2011 - 07:20
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