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As a submission it's mainly a groin / hamstring stretch - effectively forcing your opponent into a "splits" type position. It's been a go-to move of mine from under half-guard for a while, be aware that those with good flexibility won't tap so be prepared to switch to the sweep.
A lot of good suggestions here, I'd just add, if you don't already,to suggest asking the instructor to do the odd slow roll (http://www.shogunhq.com/2011/01/art-of-learning-art-of-slowrolling.html) The basic idea is that both sides go ~20% speed/power and if someone hits a move with good technique, don't muscle out - let it go but try and go for the ...
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