# Net

PageType: Path   Difficulty: Introductory   Keywords: Tesuji, Tactics, Go term

Chinese: 枷/枷吃 (jia1/jia1 chi1)
Japanese: 下駄　ゲタ (geta)
Korean: 장문 (jang moon)

A net (also frequently called geta) is a technique where one or more stones are captured by enclosing them, as it were, in a net of stones which has holes in it, all of which the attacker can, however, block.

 Table of contentsFurther reading Path content Discussion Table of diagramsBasic net Capturing two stones Atari and net three stones Knight’s move (__not__ problem 2083!)

Basic net

The basic form of a net is in this diagram. The marked white stone now cannot escape: If White plays a, Black answers at b; if White c, then d.

Capturing two stones

Capturing two stones in a net. a and b are miai and so are c and d.

Atari and net

In this diagram, White captures the cutting stones with the combination of and in this diagram.

three stones

From three stones onward, the common technique of for one or two stones does not work anymore. However, if were at a, then we have a position known as the crane's nest tesuji and Black's stones are captured.