# Move one space further with snapback

Paths: <= Endgame tesuji   ·   <= Tesuji =>
Difficulty: Intermediate   Keywords: Tactics

The motto ‘move one space further with snapback’ means one can use the threat of a snapback to make a larger encroachment along the edge upon enemy territory than a more vulgar move achieves. This can be useful in life and death and in the endgame.

The essential position

## Killing

Black to play and kill

### White has just played

Black to play and kill

The killing snapback

### Solution

If White a, black will capture three stones with snapback.

uses snapback to move one space further into White’s group, ruining his second eye.

Failure: white lives

### Failure

Because he did not threaten a snapback, Black could not get far enough in to hurt White’s eyespace.

## In the endgame

In the endgame, the same technique increases one’s profit and helps retain sente.

The position in the endgame

Black to play.

The snapback in the endgame

This is the solution. Note the snapback of .

No snapback: inferior yose

here loses two points. Also, since it threatens less damage than in the previous diagram, White is more likely to be able to make a sente yose play of his own before playing .

## Problems

1. https://www.goproblems.com/problems/6350

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Move one space further with snapback last edited by Unkx80 on July 7, 2024 - 20:49