- This article is about skillful play; for the book of the same name by James Davis, see Tesuji the Book
A tesuji 手筋 is a clever play, the best play in a local position, a skillful move, a special tactic. Tesujis come in all forms and shapes, some are more known than others. See good play for other ways of being complimentary. See suji or technique for more.
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Types of Tesuji
Kageyama says "If you want to capture stones, hold up two fingers and say to yourself: 'Can I capture with the net?' and 'Can I capture with the ladder?'"
- Ladder and Loose Ladder
There are many other capturing tesuji:
General cases of clever attack. These plays often help to make a capture.
Making eyes or eye-space
Shortage of Liberties Tesuji
- Snapback and double snapback
- Move one space further with snapback
- Belly Attachment tesuji
- Elbow lock
- Nameless tesuji
- Don't throw in tesuji
- Nameless don't throw in tesuji
- Endgame Tesuji (index of endgame tesuji on SL)
- Sente getting tesuji
- Wedge (Warikomi)
- Connecting techniques
- One Day 1 Problem: A problem each day
- Gokyo Shumyo
- Reading Problem 1 by Bill Spight
- Lucky's Problem
- Gu Li's Brilliant Moves
- Tesuji From Games
- Encyclopedia of Maek
- Five Hundred and One Tesuji Problems
- Fujisawa Tesuji Dictionary
- Get Strong at Tesuji by Richard Bozulich
- Jingjiang Weiqi Shoujin attributed to Yi Chang-ho
- Segoe Tesuji Dictionary
- Tesuji by James Davies
- Tesuji and Anti-Suji of Go by Sakata Eio
- Great Tesuji Encyclopedia (手筋大事典) by Nihon Ki-in
- Suji: A line of play (way of playing), whether or not good, e.g. belly attachment
- Zokusuji: A bad line of play
- Tsumego: Tesuji are often used to solve tsumego.
- Stupid Moves: In some cases, players just cannot stop themselves and they play anti-sujis, or patently bad moves.
- Goproblems.com: There are several tesuji problems to be found there.
- Don't forget to learn the difference between Tesuji and Myoshu
- Chandelier Shattering Tesuji.