Long threat

    Keywords: Ko, Go term

This term was introduced by Simon Goss to describe a phenomenon in ko fights: a ko threat may actually be played out as a pair of sente plays. For example Black's threat may be a whole exchange B1 - W2 - B3 - W4 made in sente, before Black recaptures the ko. This will of course not be Black's normal way, if B1 and B3 can separately be used as ko threats.

The usual reason will be that the position after W2 is too 'hot' to leave - perhaps W2 is atari and B3 is locally required.

It is conceivable that a long threat of this kind would also sometimes be played as a matter of ko threat amplification.

Long threat  

B1 to W4 is an example of a long threat.

Long threat last edited by Unkx80 on December 5, 2008 - 13:37
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