Keywords: Shape, Go term

Chinese: 鼓 (gu3)
Japanese: フクラミ (fukurami); フクレ (fukure)
Korean: -

The bulge point  

B1 is a bulge play.

It is a hane play, backed up by the marked stone already in place to form a V. Black gains great power locally, this way. Therefore the point B1 is the vital point here: if White takes it instead Black would start to worry about cutting points.

White takes the key point  

White should by all means play W1 here. (See Anti-bulge.)

Cutting points appear  

Once White has played the bulge point, W1 sets up the cuts at a or b, either of which may be a good tactic. (See Bulge/Discussion)

The bulge point  

Locally, bulge play completes the shape of the tiger's mouth or hanging connection.

See also:

Bulge last edited by on April 4, 2013 - 06:51
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