Raw Peep

    Keywords: Tactics, Go term

A raw peep (J. "nama-nozoki"; 生ノゾキ) is the name of a kind of mistake in Go - peeping at a cutting point before you know whether or not you want to cut there.

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White shouldn't peep at W1, because cutting at B2 is still a possible good move. The whole point of peeping is to gain a minor advantage by exploiting a minor weakness in the opponent's position, such as peeping at a Lion's Mouth to create a B2 Bomber. Peeping at a cutting point can be worthwhile, if cutting is a bad move -- however, any such approach is fraught with danger. Caution is advisable.

See also Do not peep at cutting points.

Raw Peep last edited by PJTraill on November 18, 2019 - 14:55
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