One-point jump

  Difficulty: Introductory   Keywords: Shape, Tactics
One-point jump  

Chinese 1: 单关 (dān guān)
Chinese 2: 一间跳 (yī jiān tio);
Japanese: 一間トビ (ikken-tobi)
Korean: 한칸

W1 is the one-point jump into the center, combining attack and defense. It gives White running room, while separating and placing pressure on Black stones on either side.

Common in running fights, the one-point jump moves out quickly (see getting ahead with a one-point jump), but is potentially vulnerable to being cut depending on the surrounding position (see cutting the one-point jump). It is also subject to the peeps at b.

According to the proverb, the one-point jump is never a bad move.

Some alternatives to the one-point jump for moving into the center:

The term jump is reserved for moving towards the center. In other cases other vocabulary applies:

One-point jump last edited by on January 31, 2006 - 07:14
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