Threatening a ko

  Difficulty: Advanced   Keywords: Ko

Chinese: 装劫 (zhuang1 jie2)
Japanese: 半キキ (hankiki)
Korean: -

Unless the opponent has a clear lead in ko threats, one can rely on threats to start a ko to take advantage of the situation. This enables moves that would otherwise not work.


The far jump to B1 might look unreasonable, but with B3, Black threatens to start a large ko at a. After White defends with W4, Black is able to link up.

The simple descent at b would threaten to capture too, but Black can't jump in as deep as B1 then.

For more examples on this way to jump in on the second line see: Reverse Monkey Jump

WME by jantiff from contributors Sebastian, RafaelCaetano, HolIgor.

Threatening a ko last edited by on May 29, 2018 - 04:03
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