Cut-Threat Clamp

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A Cut Threat Clamp is a clamp which threatens a cut.

Cut Threat Clamp 1  

W1 wants to separate black, and damage black's side territory.

What would you do here?

Cut Threat Clamp 1  

B2 is a clamp, and threatens a cut at a, so we can call it a Cut Threat Clamp.

Cut Threat Clamp 1 continued  

If white descends at W1, then B2 is a cut, made strong by a hanging connection

Cut Threat Clamp 1 failure  

If black plays a weak move at B2, then white will get to break into black's territory.

Cut Threat Clamp 2 failure  

Cutting right away would result in a difficult fight.

See also /discussion.

Cut-Threat Clamp last edited by Dieter on September 16, 2008 - 12:15
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