This page contains the original example for jaw strap, which has since been replaced.
is the jaw strap, a rarely used term for a form of net.
Herman Hiddema: Can anyone show a sequence that captures if white stretches to a? I've been puzzling on it for quite a while, but nothing seems to work. Nothing can work really, because if black does not take a liberty, white can always play b. The obvious move seems to be c, but if white plays d the result is quite disastrous with black losing all his stones in the corner.
This line is a failure for Black. The sacrifice/squeeze for the outside doesn't seal white in.
Danilo Mello: in the place of starts a ladder.
This is playable and the correct use of the jaw strap. plays the jaw strap tesuji again. Black ends in sente because the forcing move at a guarantees a connected shape on the outside.
Compare the jaw strap with this. Black sacrifices a little less, and after the sequence to must protect the cutting point at a with at b. (Taking sente is possible but the shape will play out different if not worse than above. For one thing, !W is in a good place. Assuming he wants to take sente, Black would rather build influence facing the center using the jaw strap.) -Slarty
Q: is this synonymous with Davies' "loose ladder"? A: Similar. Both are nets/squeezes inviting white to extend a ways
The white stone at a looked odd to me all the time. Didn't know how you could end in such a shape in a natural sequence.