Elbow Lock

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The Elbow Lock is a tesuji where a player removes an eye by throwing in in such a way that the opponent must capture and thereby loses eyespace.

The term elbow lock was coined by John Fairbairn

[Diagram]
Elbow lock  

W1 is the elbow lock. Black cannot connect at a due to a shortage of liberties. If black captures, white plays a and black is dead.


Elbow Lock last edited by tapir on March 4, 2015 - 11:21
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