First line capture

  Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Tactics

Chinese: 一路吃
Japanese: -
Korean: -

The first line capture is one of the basic edge patterns. A fanciful name for this pattern is the grotto.

Capturing on the first line  
More Capturing (ladder)  
Capturing variant (net)  

This method does not work if there is a friendly stone (square) to flee toward. However, the stone can still be caught in a net as below. In this variation, the cutting point at a must be be protected...

The Grotto, reversed  

Otherwise, White cuts with 1, and the capture will go the other way!

tapir: Isn't white dead even after capturing on the first line?

Capturing variant near the corner  

However, beware of the special properties of the corner!

white is captured  
white is captured (continuation)  

First line capture last edited by Unkx80 on October 6, 2009 - 12:03
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