Beginner Exercise 90 / Solution

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[Diagram]
White lives with 1  

Lonestar: White can live with a throw in.

[Diagram]
White captures  

W3 puts black in atari. Connecting at B4 is a mistake, because W5 guarantees a loss of five more stones.

This would not have been possible without the throw-in above, because white needs to reduce black's liberties first.

In Learn To Play Go, this is called a pin, though it's more generally just a case of connect and die (oi-otoshi).


chtito: Here is a variation that I mistook for a failure:

[Diagram]
Works.  
[Diagram]
Works.  

This sequence works because white can play W7.



Beginner Exercise 90 / Solution last edited by Eric545 on April 2, 2005 - 01:25
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