Knight's loincloth

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Knight's loincloth  

B1 is the knight's loincloth. It makes miai of the a points. Japanese keima no fundoshi.


If W2 connects, then B3 cuts. The "loincloth" allows B7 to connect underneath.

Steal the loincloth  

Anonymous: But it is Black's move. Do you imagine that Black played tenuki? Even if he did black+circle looks like a good response. Still on the line of symmetry.

Uberdude If it was white's turn she should just defend one of the cuts. Black no longer has a double threat. If black then cuts the other one white can capture the cutting stone.

axd: this page gives the impression that this shape is actually related to the particularities of the shown position - in other words, is this shape still good without the cutting points?

Slarty: The left half of the position should probably be some diabolically hard life and death situation. Then the knight's loincloth is a tesuji/forcing move making use of the aji on the right. It rings a bell. And even here it's clearly an interesting move to wipe out white's territory... Any translation of keima no fundoshi?

Black can connect without that move. Humour page? Construction error?  

Knight's loincloth last edited by Slarty on July 7, 2014 - 21:32
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