Joseki-related life-and-death example 9

    Keywords: Joseki, Life & Death
[Diagram]
White to play  

White's to play. Both should keep the J-group in mind when playing here.


Failure: life

[Diagram]
Failure  

Success: ko

[Diagram]
Success  

B4 turns the corner status into ko. See J-group for more detail.


Variation: death

[Diagram]
Variation  

If B2 makes a diagonal move, then W3 to W9 is a standard killing sequence.

[Diagram]
Variation  

This B6 seems to work at first glance, but this W7 makes short work of it up to the throw-in at W9.


Failure: dangerous ko

[Diagram]
Failure  

White is first to take this ko but loses a lot when she loses the ko.


Joseki-related life-and-death example 9 last edited by MrTenuki on January 11, 2011 - 23:58
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