# Antinoun/GoProblemProblems

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"Graded Go Problems For Beginners", vol 3, problem 1

Black to play: "How should Black play so as to completely surround the white stones?"

The solution is given as 1 in the diagram below. BUT, I cannot figure out how that would work, given the white follow up at 2!

Black to surround white

The solution is given as 1 in the diagram below. BUT, I cannot figure out how that would work, given the white follow up at 2! The single 'incorrect' solution is given as black play at 2, white play out to the left somewhere. But it seems better than their 'correct' solution!

I've tried every variation, B at 1 then W at 2 always results with white breaking out, and smacking B around in the process. What am I missing?

UPDATE: Go Discussions provided a solution:

Why white at 2 doesn't work...

Although white seems to breakout, it loses stones in center, so breakout is pointless.

Antinoun/GoProblemProblems last edited by antinoun on October 20, 2009 - 20:25