Difficulty: Intermediate   Keywords: Ko, Go term

Chinese: 瞎劫
Japanese: 無劫 or 無コウ (mukou)
Korean: -

Muko (無劫 or 無コウ, mukō, lit. "non-threat") is the Japanese go term for a false ko threat.

In French, ko threat translates to menace de ko. And muko to menace de con :-)


In this diagram, W1 is muko.

If White plays at a after Black fills the ko, then Black can play b, White c, and then Black d.[1]

[1] Robert Pauli:
Black's d can wait. He should instead close the gap above b, forming a two-point eye. Otherwise White walks in (twice) and Black loses six points. That in mind, White should not start at a but immediately walk in, costing Black four points compared to starting at a.

Muko last edited by RobertPauli on December 25, 2018 - 13:03
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