Help understanding a move


#1

That’s the link to the game. The move I need to understand is White Number 12. Black to play. I don’t know how to move against that move while still having all in favor, or doing the proper joseki, since I don’t see the balance for both sides.


#2

This is called the monkey jump. It is explained in details on this page:

http://senseis.xmp.net/?SaruSuberi

Always a bad surprise the first time someone plays it against you :slight_smile:


#3

thanks a lot!


#4

That was an interesting application of it eh!

A “Double-jump-into-the-opposite-corner-burning-the-bridge-behind” !!


#5

Fun fact, the Chinese name for it, 大伸腿, literally means big leg stretch :smiley:


#6

I wondered if it was a “thing”.


#7

very well said, indeed. :joy:


#8

Yeah, I’ve found gnugo spams the monkey jump like crazy