Mouth shape

  Difficulty: Beginner   Keywords: Shape, Go term

Chinese: 方形 (fang1 xing2)
Japanese: -
Korean: -

The mouth shape  

This black configuration can be seen as a mouth shape. The white+circle stone is almost invariably present (see it as part of some white configuration). This shape focuses more on eyeshape than on connection. However, ...

The mouth shape  

... often the mouth shape appears due to the net created by B1. Because this captures the marked stone, the shape now also meets the objective of connecting Black's two strings. So the presence of the marked cutting stone changes the meaning of the shape. As a consequence ...


... this is known as the eye stealing tesuji, whereas ...


This is known as a severe cutting manoeuver.


Mouth shape last edited by Unkx80 on August 1, 2008 - 21:03
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