Direct ko

  Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Ko

Chinese 1: 紧劫 (jǐn ji)
Chinese 2: 紧气劫 (jǐn q ji)
Japanese 1: 本コウ (hon-kou)
Japanese 2: 一手コウ (itte-kou)
Japanese 3: colloquially ジカコウ(jika-kou)
Korean: -

A direct ko is a ko that either side can resolve in one move after ignoring the enemy's ko threat, in contrast to special types of ko such as approach ko, multi-stage ko, or double ko.

The Japanese term for direct ko, hon ko, literally means real ko.

There's usually no special reason to call a ko situation a direct ko instead of just a ko, unless the distinction is important. For instance, the final approach move in an approach ko could be described as making a situation into a direct ko or real ko.

Direct ko last edited by hnishy on November 1, 2022 - 02:17
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