Keywords: Go term

Chinese: 挖 (wa1)
Japanese: 割込み, ワリコミ (warikomi)
Korean: -

The English Go term 'wedge' has two meanings, though the meaning is usually clear in context:

There are many wedge variants.

A move wedging between two enemy stones.


BobMcGuigan The move above is also an example of hanekomi, a warikomi which is, at the same time, a hane.

A warikomi is often a tesuji used to create cutting points, separate the opponent's stones, or connect your own stones. For example:


W1 is the warikomi.

This example is from the tesuji dictionary by Segoe Kensaku and Go Seigen.

HolIgor comments.

I was taught that it is to your disadvantage to play between two stones separated by 1 space. I followed this rule to discover later that this is not always true and as the stones appear on both sides of the one-point jump formation you have to consider seriously a probability of a cut. At some point the motto of the day was "Check your connections".

Get good connections, trust your connections but check them.

See also

Wedge last edited by hnishy on July 2, 2018 - 07:51
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